Continue on the Nicholson Hollow Trail re-crossing Hughes River then passing the Hannah Run Trail in 0.3 miles, cross Hughes River again and follow the Nicholson Hollow Trail for another 1.8 miles and arrive at Corbin Cabin. In another 0.2 miles past Corbin Cabin the Indian Run Trail enters from the left.
Turn left on the Weakley Hollow Fire Road for remaining 1.2 miles to the beginning of the loop and upper Old Rag Parking area at SR600. continue for 0.4 miles, veer right at the Nicholson Hollow Trail post and continue down SR600 for the remaining 0.5 miles back to the parking area.
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Reviews For The Corbin Mountain Hike (5 Most Recent)
Had a pleasant early spring hike with the first bit of warm weather this year to break in some new boots. Lots of people were going up Old Rag but the Corbin Hollow and Indian Run Trails were nearly deserted. Ran into a large herd of deer crossing the Old Rag fire road and descending into Corbin Hollow. Bloodroot flowers were starting to emerge along sections of trail and you could tell that everything was going to erupt with blossoms and greenery in the next week or so. Definitely a nice option for a less strenuous stroll through the woods!
Date of Hike: Saturday, July 19, 2014
Completed this loop in the opposite direction as posted. It was cool and overcast day in July! I had to take advantage of that! The hike was not difficult and easier going in the direction I took. I'm glad I didn't do Old Rag..it was full of tourists! This is a good hike for people who want to increase their hiking miles.
Date of Hike: Friday, June 27, 2014
This hike was okay but didn't deliver much in the way of views or water. I think it was more a matter of timing than the trail itself. The walk up to the cabin was pleasant enough and definitely not too challenging. I had lunch at the Cabin before continuing. The Indian Run trail was a good steady climb along a trail that is getting crowded in by the vegetation. There was almost nothing to see but green, and the same conditions applied all the way to the Old Rag Fire Road. The Corbin Hollow Trail started the same way but then opened up into a much clearer trail that was surprisingly steep at times. I could hear Brokenback Run throughout the descent but only caught a couple of glimpses through the trees. While I didn't particularly care for this hike on this day, I bet it would be much more enjoyable in the fall or winter when you can get a better appreciation for the terrain...probably a 4. With all that, this hike did deliver on solitude. I saw absolutely nobody the entire hike until I got to the upper parking lot. and somtimes that's the best way to enjoy a hike.
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 31, 2013
Entered the Old Rag parking area and it was full! My goal was to hike this instead! I have done this trail before. This time I hiked Nick. Hollow trail to Skyline Drive. After the cabin, it was a steady climb...and I barley saw a sole
Date of Hike: Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The Shenandoah National Park is a treasure...not only for its stunning mountain vistas but for its fresh water as well...
Hiking on one of the hottest days of the year can be pleasant if you choose a well shaded, plenty of water spot...the Nicholson Hollow Trail is just that spot...stunningly cool and beautiful...
There is a little pool in Corbin Cabin's front yard as you can bathe in cold mountain spring water and fill up your water bottles...you are gonna need it...
If you wish to keep it relatively easy...turn back now and retrace route...otherwise...
Warning...the next two miles is a tough, steep climb over the mountain with plenty of pausing to collect your breath...I will not soon forget the Indian Run Trail!
Fairly steep descent in isolated places but relatively calm...ankles were worked out a bit on the Corbin Hollow Trail as it did get quite rocky around Brokenback Run...
Old Rag whispers to you as faint glimpses of the mountain appear through the trees as you wind down the Fire Road...
A long...great day hike with plenty of calories burned on a 97ºF day with high humidity...but not uncomfortable with lots of places to wash and drink...Awesome Workout!