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Rocky Run ATV Trail

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Alt Names

Rocky Run, Second Mountain, Dictum Ridge, George Washington & Jefferson National Forests, North River Ranger District, Rockingham County

Last Known StatusOpen

This area offers a 10 mile long narrow and rocky 4x4 loop that offers scenic mountain views of Second Mountain and the City of Harrisonburg. The trail is marked with orange blazes and primitive camping is permitted alongside the trail but not at the trailhead.

RVs and long campers are not advised due to the main entrance road (FDR 72) being very narrow with few turnouts and limited parking at the staging area.

The trail is open year-round and is very popular with Jeeps and ATVs.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityHarrisonburg, VA
AddressLong Run Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22802
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From: Harrisonburg, VA
1) Take US-33 west about 12 miles
2) Turn right (north) on Rt. 612, continue 4.5 miiles
3) Turn left (west) on FDR 72 (look for Gospel Hill Church), continue 5-6 miles
4) Trailhead is on the left.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandNational Forest

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingVery Good    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Miles Of Trail10
Climate TypeForest
Elevation2000 to 3200 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has no single track trails.None
IntersectionsThis trail has few intersections.Few
Rider TrafficThe national forest has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredNo
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Permitted
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areaspermitted alongside trail but not at trailhead
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedkeep on the trail
FireworksProhibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: Be Safe! RiderPlanet recommends insurance for all riders and visitors to the destinations depicted on this website.
CommentTrailers must not exceed 16 feet due to space limitations at staging area. Camping is not permitted within 500 feet around staging area or trailhead and within 200 feet of any stream.

FEES & PASSES

Parking ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
Camping
Tent: $0.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (SE)RMH Hospital (540) 433-4100
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (SE)Shell (540) 433-6694
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (SE)Shell (540) 433-6694
Potable Water Water30+ Miles (NE)Endless Caverns & RV Resort (800) 544-2283
RV Hookups RV Hookup30+ Miles (NE)Endless Caverns & RV Resort (800) 544-2283
RV Dump Station RV Disposal30+ Miles (NE)Endless Caverns & RV Resort (800) 544-2283
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (W)Brandywine Recreation Area (540) 432-0187
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (S)Mc Dorman's Grocery (540) 867-0074
Swimming Swim Area1-5 Miles (S)Blue Hole - Rawley Springs
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteLong Run Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp30+ Miles (NE)Shenandoah River State Park (804) 786-1712

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoGeorge Washington National Forest - North River Ranger District
401 Oakwood Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 432-0187
(866) 904-0240
mailroom_r8_george_washington_jefferson@fs.fed.us
www.fs.usda.gov

RECENT COMMENTS & REVIEWS

Rocky Run Trail Photo

Rocky Run ATV Trail

Photo Submitted 3/24/2013 (Thanks!)

Rocky Run Trail Photo

OHV at Rocky Run ATV Trail

Photo Submitted 7/15/2012 (Thanks!)

Rocky Run Trail Photo

Rocky Run ATV Trail

Photo Submitted 10/31/2014 (Thanks!)

Rocky Run Trail Photo

Rocky Run ATV Trail

Photo Submitted 10/31/2014 (Thanks!)

Rocky Run Trail Photo

Rocky Run ATV Trail

Photo Submitted 10/31/2014 (Thanks!)

Rocky Run Trail Photo

Example of terrain at Rocky Run ATV Trail

An example of some of the downed trees blocking the trail after a recent storm.  Photo Submitted 6/30/2012 (Thanks!)

Rocky Run Trail Photo

A trail at Rocky Run ATV Trail

Photo Submitted 7/15/2012 (Thanks!)

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