Take I-81 to Staunton, and pick up US 250 west. Drive 25 miles to the parking lot at the Confederate Breastworks. The less-crowded southern section of Shenandoah Mountain Trail starts as a gravel road across the street.
Late February through mid-June.
The Trails of Virginia, by Allen de Hart (University of North Carolina Press, 919-966-3561; www.
Deerfield Ranger District, (540) 885-8028; www.fs.fed.us/