Peters Mill Run

Edinburg, Virginia (Shenandoah County)

Last Updated: 07/31/2022
4.3 / 5 ( 16 reviews )
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Highlight: Peters Mill Run
Situated above the Shenandoah Valley, Peters Mill Run is a delightful 4WD road providing a relaxing trip through the George Washington National Forest. Named after the nearby river this route generally follows, Peters Mill Run will entertain experienced and novice off-road drivers alike. Peters Mill Run is one of the cherished Jeep "Badge of Honor" trails making it one of the more desirable trails in the region. The trail starts off strong with some rocky sections but eventually eases into a smoother ride as it curves through the trees. The thick tree canopy provides cooler temperatures and defused sunlight for an enjoyable open-top excursion.

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Technical Rating

( MODERATE )

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Waypoints

1. Southern Trailhead at Edinburg Gap Road (0 mi)
The trailhead is not well marked. The numbers "1702" are painted onto the stop sign post. Across the highway from the trailhead is a paved parking lot that works well to air down. The first portion of the trail is closely lined with vegetation with the chance for pin-stripping.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Edinburg, Virginia

Take Main Street (US Highway 11) to the north end of town. Turn east onto State Road 675. Follow State Road 675 for 3.9 miles to an area know as Edinburg Gap. Peters Mill Run is the dirt road heading north on your left. On your right is the paved Edinburg Gap parking lot. This parking lot is a great place to air down.

Camping

Not allowed

Trail Reviews (16)

Questions & Answers (3)

Q: I have a stock 2015 Subaru Crosstrek. Any reason this would be a bad idea with this vehicle? I'll be with a friend who drives an Toyota FJ Cruiser. Thanks!
–Jimmy (11/27/2018)
–Scott Coleman (11/28/2018)
–Jimmy (11/28/2018)
–Scott Coleman (11/27/2018)
–Scott Coleman (11/27/2018)
Q: I have stock 2018 JLU wrangler sport with 35" tires, I am thinking of doing this trail all by myself. Is this trail safe and easy enough to be done alone or its a bad idea? I am not experienced 4wd person but did my 101 class at rausch creek a month back.
–Ash (07/26/2018)
–Ash (07/27/2018)
–Scott Coleman (07/27/2018)
Q: Stock Liberty w/all season i.e. not A/T tires OK here? thjanks
–Larry Smith (07/06/2018)
–Larry Smith (07/06/2018)
–Scott Coleman (07/06/2018)

Writer Information

Tim Palmer

Mapping Crew - Lower 48

Tim lives and works in Northern Colorado. He has owned and driven 4X4 vehicles his entire adult life including Jeeps, pick ups, ATVs and UTVs. After high school, Tim's first 4X4 was a 47 Willy's CJ-2A with a flat 4 and a 6-volt electrical system. Typically wheeling in Northern Colorado or Southern Wyoming, Tim loves being in the mountains and the back country. Because of a desire to enjoy and promote responsible off-roading and to keep it available for the future, he belongs to a local 4X4 off-road club. Being part of the Trailsoffroad.com community furthers that goal as well. A love for off-road adventures, camping, fishing, and hunting keeps Tim away from pavement and always exploring. While his wife likes the comfort of a Jeep Grand Cherokee, Tim prefers the ruggedness of the Jeep Wrangler. Although most off-road time is spent in Colorado and Wyoming, an occasional trip to the Moab area is common. Tim will spend the summer going topless and enjoying the value of the great outdoors. Amateur Radio Technician license call sign: ke0npg
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