A Challenging 250 Mile Route Through
The Heart of the Ridge and Valley Appalachians
Updates on the Tuscarora Trail
Please consult the 2020 edition of the Tuscarora Trail guides for the most up to date information on the trail.
Virginia Tuscarora Trail Detour
The Tuscarora Trail section just west of Massanutten Mountain is closed due to loss of landowner permission. Please respect the landowner's decision. This is the Doll Ridge section from Three Top Mountain to Riverview Drive. To detour this section, please follow the following directions. This detour adds about 7 miles to the trail. We are working on a shorter reroute. Please contact John Stacy at email@example.com with any questions.
In the North Shenandoah Valley when on Swartz Road, do not turn left onto Harrisville. Instead, go straight (south) on Swartz for 5 miles to Woodstock, VA. (The last 0.3 miles are Lee Rd in Woodstock city limits). Turn left (east) on North Road and proceed 0.3 miles to US Hwy 11. Turn left (north) on US Hwy 11 and proceed 0.3 miles to Mill Rd.. Turn right (east) on Mill Rd and proceed 1.5 miles to Woodstock Tower Road. Turn left (east) and proceed 2.5 miles to the Massanutten Trail (blazed orange) at the ridgeline. Go north 5 miles on the Massanutten Trail to rejoin the Tuscarora at the Massanutten split.
On Three Top Mountain, do not turn right onto the Tuscarora. Instead, go straight (south) on the Massanutten Trail (blazed orange) for 4.5 miles to the Woodstock Tower Rd crossing. Turn right (west) on Woodstock Tower Road and proceed 2.5 miles to Mill Road. Turn right (west) on Mill Road and proceed 1.5 miles to US Hwy 11. Turn left (south) on US Hwy 11 and proceed 0.3 miles to North Street. Turn right (north) on Lee St, which becomes Swartz Rd. in 0.3 miles. Proceed north on Swartz for 4.7 miles to rejoin the Tuscarora at Harrisville Rd.