“A steady climb to or a bomber descent along the southeastern end of the Massanutten Trail.”
— Barry Croker
Be aware of private property near and around the trailhead at Page Valley Rd.
This trail begins at a small trailhead 11.5 miles north of Egypt Bend along Page Valley Rd. The trail begins initially as a wide, pine-straw covered logging road.
After a half-mile of flat-to-rolling, the trail begins to head steadily upwards towards the Massanutten ridge--wide and smooth at first, then increasing in steepness and roughness. The last several hundred yards before the ridge are very rocky and technical. At the ridge, one can turn right (south) towards Habron Gap, or north (right) towards Milford Gap. Both directions from the ridge are very rocky and technical.
This trail is most often ridden as a descent from the ridge; use either the Milford or Habron Gap climbs to return back to the ridge for a loop.
Note there is no way to travel from Page Valley Rd to Panhandle Rd on public property--locals are very sensitive to trespassing.