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Distance

7.45 miles

Elevation Gain

2405 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

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Furnace Mountain Trail in Grottoes, Virginia is a moderate difficulty hiking trail that spans approximately 7.45 miles. The trail is known for its elevation gain of 2,405 feet, which provides hikers with a challenging yet rewarding hike. The trail is well-marked and maintained, making it suitable for both novice and experienced hikers. The trail offers a variety of natural features. It winds through a dense forest of hardwoods and pines, and crosses several small streams. The trail also passes by a large rock formation known as the Furnace Mountain Overlook, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding Shenandoah Valley. The trail is also home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, squirrels, and a variety of bird species. Hikers are advised to bring plenty of water, wear sturdy footwear, and pack a map of the trail. The trail is open year-round, but the best time to hike is in the spring or fall when the weather is mild and the foliage is at its peak. In conclusion, Furnace Mountain Trail offers a challenging hike with a variety of natural features and wildlife. It's a great choice for those looking for a moderate hike in the Grottoes, Virginia area.
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Features

Running
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Dog Friendly
Forest
Scenic
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