Archer Run

Total Miles
12.9

Elevation

618.22 ft

Duration

2.5 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Fall

Trail Overview

Archer Run is a basic trail in Virginia's George Washington National Forest. It is mainly a dirt road, with some areas of minor rockiness. It meanders through the mountains of western Virginia, offering good views of the surrounding ridge lines and valleys. The trail has several switchbacks, which break up the monotony and keep it interesting. The trail doesn't offer many campsites, but the ones that it does have are pretty decent. The trail isn't heavily traveled, which makes the handful of campsites even more appealing.

Photos of Archer Run

Archer Run
Archer Run
Archer Run

Difficulty

Archer Run is a very basic trail. Any passenger vehicle should be able to complete the trail in favorable weather. The trail is not maintained during or after inclement weather conditions.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Silver Skull
Feb 11, 2024
2017 Jeep Wrangler
Open
Light rain today. The creeks are very dry. Easy gravel and hard earth trail with occasional 3-4 inch pothole puddles for any type of vehicle. Very wide trail, no chance of pinstriping unless you venture off the main trail. Aired down to 30psi just to make it a little more comfortable, but not necessary. All done in 2WD. Bring a trash bag or two to clean up all the bottles and cans thrown out by trashy people over the years. About 5-10% of the trail has some sort of trash in sight, including 5-6 mattresses, 15-20 tires down the sides of the hills, and several deer carcasses near the trailheads ruining the otherwise beautiful views. This trail deserves a cleanup by an offroad club or a community service group!
Stitch _
Feb 07, 2024
4x4
Open
Trail was open and completely clear of hazards.
Eric Waller
Feb 02, 2024
2022 Ford F-Series
Open
Normal
Trail was open, in normal condition, and unobstructed. Only passed a forest ranger on a Friday afternoon.
Liam Striker
Sep 02, 2023
2022 Ford Bronco
Open
Normal

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