Skidmore Fork/Dunkle Hollow Road

Harrisonburg, Virginia (Rockingham County)

Last Updated: 10/20/2018
4.6 / 5 ( 8 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 8.55 miles
Highest Elevation: 4193 feet
Duration: About 1 hour, 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: South
Nearest Town: Harrisonburg
Nearest Town w/ Services: Harrisonburg
Official Road Name: CR 227
Management Agency: GWNF/Lee Ranger District


Highlight: Skidmore Fork/Dunkle Hollow Road
Located just 15 minutes from Harrisonburg Va. Dunkle Hollow Road will have dirt on the tires in no time. Your first waypoint is a great lake stop to try your hand at catching dinner, taking a walk or just enjoy the scenery. The lower section of the trail has numerous camp spots that make a great base camp for a weekend on the mountain. Enjoy a shaded trip through the hollow, ending on the ridge line just a turn away from Flagpole Knob. This is a great connector trail not only for its location, but also the challenges of the trail itself.


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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
Turn south onto Skidmore Fork Road. This is in a blind turn, so use caution. Take a brief descent to the lake trail.

Directions to Trailhead

From Harrisonburg Va. go west on West Market Street, This becomes Route 33 to the George Washington National Forest , travel approximately 20 miles on Route 33, turn south on Skidmore Fork Road. If you reach West Virginia you have gone to far, by barley a mile.


Trail Reviews (15)

Questions & Answers (4)

Q: Doesn't look like anybody's traveled this trail in while. Is it covid or maybe not passable anymore. Loved to give it a go in April sometime.
–John Rauscher (03/24/2021)
Q: Can you take an atv on this trail? And i dont plan on tearing up the mt, just want to enjoy running around with my buddies and their trucks
–Kenny (10/28/2018)
–Scott Coleman (10/29/2018)
Q: stock all-season tyres OK on Dunkle Hollow?
–Larry Smith (07/06/2018)
–Scott Coleman (07/06/2018)
Q: Is it possible to take 85 all the way to Reddish Knob? Thanks.
–Eric (11/21/2017)
–Scott Coleman (11/21/2017)

Writer Information

Scott Coleman

Mapping Crew - Virginia

Born in Charlottesville Va, his youth was spent exploring the Shenandoah Mountains. After a career in the U.S. Marine corps he returned to the mountains of Virginian and the trails were calling his name. He has hiked, biked and wheeled any trail allowed and has a deep passion for off roading. Through Trails off road, he is excited to map the trails so every one can enjoy the awesome trails Virginia has to offer.
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