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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.

Trip Tools

Shelters: Pinefield Hut; sleeps 6.

To Trailhead

Start: From the Swift Run Gap Ranger Station on US 33 in Shenandoah National Park, take Skyline Dr. south 16.4 miles to Doyles River Overlook, on left. End: From Boonesville, VA, head NW on Boonesville Rd for 1.1 miles and bear right on Mission Home Rd. In 2.7 miles turn left on Simmons Gap Rd. In 3.5 miles, turn left on Skyline Dr., and go 2.1 miles to trail crossing.

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