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George Washington National Forest (GWNF) Signal Knob Signal Knob parking area on west side of SR 678/Fort Valley Rd in George Washington National Forest GPS Coordinates: 38.934511, -78.320124 Physical Address: (none) Driving Directions: From DC: I-495 to I-66; I-66 west to US 340 (Exit 6) at Front Royal; US 340 South 1 mile to VA 55; right turn onto VA 55 west 5.5 miles to SR 678 (Ft. Valley Rd); SR 678 south (left) 3.5 miles to large gravel lot on right (west side) with sign for Massanutten Trail and Signal Knob Parking. The trip is about 70 miles from DC. Other Areas: Take exit 296 off I-81. Turn east, on VA 55 for 1.4 miles. In center of Strasburg (traffic light), turn left to remain on VA55. After 5.0 more miles, turn right onto SR 678, Fort Valley Road, in crossroad community of Waterlick. After 3.4 miles, turn right into very large, butterfly-shaped parking lot and park in the right "wing". The turn into the parking lot is marked by a large sign on the left: SIGNAL KNOB TRAIL and BEAR WALLOW TRAIL. Signal Knob Trail leaves from the far end of the right parking area. Public Transportation: There is no public transportation to this area. NOTE: Please remember to take the leader(s) number(s) with you but please respect the fact that we are all volunteers and there is often no cell coverage at trailheads and varies according to service provider. If you call very close to hike time, please understand that we are very busy with pre-hike preparations for ourselves in addition to group sign in, pre-hike briefing, and then leading the hike. It is also very difficult to provide instructions to someone while following them too, hence providing very detailed directions on this separate page. Leaders are advised to not answer phones once a hike is started so we don't miss a turn on the trail due to the distraction of a call. Thank you for your understanding and see you there!

 

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