Peters Mill Run
REVIEW – Peters Mill Run is the closest off roading opportunity to the DC area. While the 4×4 trails aren’t difficult it’s an excellent opportunity for beginners to get a feel for their, and their rig’s, capabilities while not being too far from home in case of trouble. It’s a mix of OHV and ATV trails so make sure to print off a copy of the map before leaving. The OHV Trail is 433.
DISTANCE FROM BELTWAY – 93 Miles
LOCATION – There are two entry points to the trail system. The north access point is about 200 feet downhill from the intersection of Woodstock Tower Road and Mine Mountain Road. 38 52′ 33.51″ N 78 26′ 13.83″ W. The south entry point is off Edinburg Gap Road (SR 675) at 38 47′ 20.83″ N 78 31′ 09.82″ W. The parking area is on the SW side of this point. The trail head on the NW. Both points have excellent signage.
MAPS – Link to Maps
COST – $5/day per rig – purchase your pass at any of several local stores Make sure to fill in the day of your visit on the pass before getting on the trails or the rangers might well think you’ve been using the same pass for multiple days.
VIDEOS – Peters Mill Run The Entire Trail! 08 November 2014
CAMPING – Little Fort Campground is on the north end of the trail – 38 52′ 05.51″ N 78 26′ 31.49″ W. There are a total of 11 campsites with individual fire pits and a set of vault toilets. Sites are free and on a first come first serve basis.
BEST OF LOCAL – Aside from basic gas station fare there isn’t much to eat directly adjacent to the park. But Front Royal is just 20 miles to the north and has a number of great places to eat along with all the the basic fast food and chain hotels you could want. If you want a spectacular 100 mile view try climbing Woodstock Tower 38 52′ 13.46″ N 78 26′ 57.84″ W.