Peters Mill Run

4.3/5 (17 reviews)
Edinburg, Virginia (Shenandoah County)
Last Updated: 01/15/2023
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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

4.3/5 (18 reviews)
Official Crew
Status: Seasonal Closure
Visited: 01/15/2023

Closed for the season. The trail will open back up in March. See you all then!
This trail guide's difficulty was changed on 07/31/2022
Status: Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 08/05/2021

Ran this trail on the way from Denver to the Outer Banks of North Carolina because it is a Jeep Badge of Honor trail. Agree it's an easy trail but the trail is in good shape and it was a nicer drive through the woods. Not much scenery to see despite Shenandoah County being very beautiful. Perhaps off-season with less foliage you can see the surrounding mountains.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/10/2021

Great beginners trail.
Noel Cecil
Official Crew
Status: Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 03/27/2021

If your in Northern VA and have 2 hours or so to kill, Peters Mill Run is a fun trail to run. A five dollar pass can be acquired at a local convenient store, then a short ride out of the town of Edinburg and your on the dirt in no time. I chose to run the trail from North to South, starting from Woodstock Tower Road and ending at Edinburg Gap Road. This started off with a gradual ascent for about 7 miles then starts a switch back decent to the trails end. This trail is definitely a beginner trail and being a Jeep Badge Of Honor Trail it is popular with group rides. There are a few spots to pull off and stretch your legs, I seen a few Primitive Camping sites and obstructed views of the surrounding mountains. All in all this was a enjoyable way to spend an afternoon. Ill rate this trail 3 stars.
Trail Review: Peters Mill Run - Noel Cecil
Trail Review: Peters Mill Run - Noel Cecil
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