George Washington National Forest - Lee Ranger District (Edinburg Area)
This section of the George Washington National Forest is located about 100 miles west of Washington, DC. This area features Peter's Mill Run and Tasker's Gap OHV Trails. Peter's Mill is an 8 mile long mild trail for 4WD trucks and ATV's with a few steep rocky sections and usually plenty of puddles. Taskers Gap has more trails but is mostly for ATV's.
The US Forest Service will begin to charge a $5 per vehicle fee in Jume 2007. These trails are usually closed from mid-January through mid-March to lessen the effects of Spring melt erosion.
Directions to Peters Mill Run Area and Tasker's Gap ATV/OHV Trails:
From I-81 - Edinburg: Take exit 279 off I-81. Turn east on SR 675. In the center of Edinburg (T-intersection), turn left onto US 11. At the north end of Edinburg, turn right onto SR 675. Follow SR 675 to the top of Massanutten Mountain to Edinburg Gap. Tasker's Gap ATV Complex is on your right and Peters Mill Run is on your left. Tasker's Gap OHV Road is 0.8 miles further down SR 675 on the east side of the mountain.
From I-81 - Woodstock:(author's favorite way because it winds thru downtown Woodstock then goes up switchbacks and you can stop and go up fire tower to see 7 bends of Shenandoah River and then run trail from North to South) Take 42 East to 11 North, Right on East Spring St., Left on South Water St., Right on Cemetary Rd.(#778), Left on French Woods Rd.(#668? turns into #778). Bear Left on Woodstock Tower Rd. Stop and climb the tower for the view. Then keep going the same way for a very short distance past White Mountain Rd. Turn right into ATV/ORV Parking.
From I-66 - Front Royal: Take Rt. 55 west to SR 678 south. Turn right onto SR 675 west; drive to the top of the mountain. Parking area on left is Edinburg Gap also called Tasker's Gap Complex. Peters Mill Run is directly across the SR 675.
From Front Royal to Peters Mill Run/Little Fort Parking lot - Take Rt. 55 west to SR 678. Travel south to Detrick. Turn right onto SR 758 which will take you to Little Fort Campground (which has access to Peters Mill Run trail for ATVs and motorcycles only) or to OHV parking lot.
From Luray: Take Mechanic's Street to Bixler's Ferry Road/SR675 over the first mountain range. Travel past Camp Roosevelt. At Kings Crossing turn left staying on SR 675. Continue to top of the mountain (your second mtn) parking will be on the left at Edinburg Gap also called Taskers Gap Complex.
The nearby Woodstock Tower offers fantastic views of seven bends of the Shenandoah River.