Fort Valley Ranch

Fort Valley Ranch, Shenandoah County, VA, USA

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Overview

Summary:Horse camping, with guided rides available.

Fort Valley Rancy is a horse camping facility featuring many quiet sites to park your horse trailer, a number of small corrals and one or two paddocks available to rent. The location provides a great setting for a base camp if you are planning to ride any of the other trails in this area.

A maze of trails wind up and down the mountain at the ranch, and one or more are alleged to connect to a Forest Service road (which I've not yet found). These trails are great for conditioning rides: very steep in places, lots of rocks.

The images on this page are from a camping expedition with Bud and G. Bud was too young to ride, but not too young for adventure.
Activities:horseback riding, walking
Location:299 S. Fort Valley Rd, Fort Valley, VA
Length/Surface:Surface is rocky, steep.

This ride covered a distance of 10.18 miles in 8 hours, 48 minutes -- about 1.2 mph.

Bumps and Lumps:

Distance between highest and lowest altitudes on this trail is 134 feet. The average slope on this trail is 9.8%.

Trail Characteristics:Single track. Steep in places.
Drinking Water:yes
Water for Horses:yes
Restroom:yes
Access and Parking:Lots of trailer parking.
More Information:(888) 754-5771 or (540) 933-6633

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Distance between highest and lowest altitudes on this trail is 134 feet. The average slope on this trail is 9.8%.

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Download GPX file.A GPX file is a GPS exchange format file in the format of an XML file. You can upload it to fitness tracking and mapping sites such as Strava, Gaia GPS or Endomondo, then use the matching app to load it into your smartphone and take it with you on your ride.
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Created by David Stang and his trusty partner Freckles, using GaiaGPS. Map recorded: October 20, 2017. Page last updated: January 30, 2018.