Appalachian Trail: Doyles River Overlook to Pinefield Gap

On this 8.8-mile hike, you’ll wind around Big Flat Mountain and gaze at Shenandoah peaks from Ivy Creek Overlook. Kodak moment: Take the side trip down Doyles River Trail to photograph several waterfalls.
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On this 8.8-mile hike, you’ll wind around Big Flat Mountain and gaze at Shenandoah peaks from Ivy Creek Overlook. Kodak moment: Take the side trip down Doyles River Trail to photograph several waterfalls.

Shelters: Pinefield Hut; sleeps 6.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 14.2

Waypoints

WPT027

Location: 38.2450332641602, -78.6735305786133

Views to the W

WPT029

Location: 38.2498817443848, -78.6732330322266

Trail to amphitheatre

WPT030

Location: 38.2546653747559, -78.6781311035156

Views to the NNW

WPT031

Location: 38.2540168762207, -78.6824798583984

Doyles River Trail to Doyles River Cabin

WPT005

Location: 38.2904014587402, -78.6420135498047

Pinefield Gap; SD 75.2

WPT016

Location: 38.2630996704102, -78.6482696533203

Views to the ESE

WPT012

Location: 38.2709350585938, -78.6589965820312

Stream and boulders

WPT025

Location: 38.2449836730957, -78.6680297851562

Leave trail, heading NW to campsite

WPT028

Location: 38.2483673095703, -78.6736526489258

Trail leads W for .1 mi. to campground

WPT019

Location: 38.2607002258301, -78.6546020507812

Loft Mtn.

WPT026

Location: 38.2438850402832, -78.6697998046875

Pass trail heading W to Loft Mtn. Campground

WPT022

Location: 38.2599678039551, -78.6555633544922

Frazier Discover Trail

WPT021

Location: 38.2602005004883, -78.6558685302734

Side trail leads W to views

WPT017

Location: 38.2608833312988, -78.6543197631836

Frazier Discover Trail to viewpoint

WPT014

Location: 38.2649345397949, -78.6496353149414

Campsite (room for 1 tent)

WPT011

Location: 38.2723007202148, -78.6616821289062

Campsite (room for 1 tent)

WPT013

Location: 38.2661323547363, -78.6538314819336

Side trail leads W to Ivy Creek Spring

WPT018

Location: 38.2609329223633, -78.6545333862305

Viewpoint; views to the W

WPT015

Location: 38.2644500732422, -78.6489486694336

Loft Mtn. to the N

WPT007

Location: 38.2907676696777, -78.6461334228516

Pinefield Hut

WPT006

Location: 38.2910003662109, -78.6442337036133

Follow blue blazes to reach Pinefield Hut

WPT008

Location: 38.2848815917969, -78.6591186523438

Ivy Creek Overlook; SD 77.5

WPT020

Location: 38.2603149414062, -78.6559524536133

Views to the W (180 degrees)

WPT023

Location: 38.2546501159668, -78.6596298217774

Unmaintained road to camp store (no path)

WPT032

Location: 38.2467308044434, -78.6939926147461

Doyles River parking. Overlook with views to the S. SD 81.9

WPT024

Location: 38.2502174377441, -78.6658020019531

Side trail heads W for 70 yds. to Loft Mtn. Campground

WPT010

Location: 38.2759170532227, -78.6640701293945

Views to the W

WPT009

Location: 38.2803840637207, -78.6619338989258

Views to the E of Ivy Creek