Peters Mill Run

4.4/5 (22 reviews)
Edinburg, Virginia (Shenandoah County)
Last Updated: 01/15/2023

Trail Information


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.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Peters Mill Run is a dirt and rock US Forest Service road that generally follows the forest ridge line east of Edinburg, VA. The trail is usually traveled from south to north. The trail's south end is a more rough and rocky uphill climb, while the north end is more smooth with the potential for water puddles on the trail. Although narrow in spots, there is generally room to allow for passing vehicles going the opposite direction. When wet, the trail can be muddy.
This area is also used by UTV, ATV, motorcycles, and horseback riders.

Trail Reviews

4.4/5 (23)
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/21/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This was a great trail to try out with my family. We enjoyed the varied terrain - rocks and switchbacks, hard-packed dirt, and some bigger spots of standing water thanks to recent rain. A good number of jeeps, atvs, and a few pickups were out on the trail on this Sunday afternoon. I would highly recommend this trail for those just starting out and for experts looking for some great scenery of the Shenandoah.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/11/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This is my first trail and earned my first "Jeep Badge of Honor." I have a 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon with 2.5 MetalCloak Game Changer Kit and a Full SKID Plate at first, I was a bit hesitant and then I saw the lead vehicle with a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Sport with other ten Jeeps even a 2019 Sahara JLU. It was beautiful and nice weather I was surprised because it was pouring crazy two rain the night before. Overall, definitely a fun trail to go. I will load video and pictures once I figure out how to do it.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/16/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Just finished Peter's Mill with our new edition, only two days old, to the family. A great trail to get acclimated to your new rig. Weather was fantastic!
Rated 3/5
Visited: 04/02/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Nice lil trail awesome views pretty much any 4x4 can do the main trail and the optional sections are a sweet touch if your wanting a lil more excitement and while your there if you have time I highly recommend the taskers gap trails I did the straight thru middle trail to the end and then took the outside loop which is purple and blue trails I'm in a stock height rubicon and stock 33s just take your time and pick your lines over the rock sections (fyi there's a lot) I only touched my skids ect 3ish times lol. check the mud holes before entering there's a few decent hills to conquer as well but beware the purple and blue trails are pretty tight and lots of limbs sticking out so there will be some brushing down all sides of your jeep lol just go slow and maneuver accordingly
Official Crew
Seasonal Closure
Visited: 01/15/2023

Closed for the season. The trail will open back up in March. See you all then!

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