Hiking down to the cabin is beautiful and especially cool when you get to the part where you see the cabin up in front of you past the stream you need to cross. Appointments. We'll definitely come back and do the tougher trail off Old Rag Mtn., Shenandoah Nat'l Park is full of wonderful trails and I would love to see the waterfalls next time. Corbin offers approximately 20 km of groomed trail access to several intermediate and advanced alpine riding zones on the western flank of the BC/Alberta border. My Grandfather and Grandmother helped maintain the Corbin Cabin trail and Nicolson Hollow Trails along with the cabin through the PATC from approximately the mid-1970's to early 1990's. He also discussed the nearby cemetery that contains the remains of approximately 25 people and his placing of a wire gate at its location many years earlier. Trail seemed to go on forever. This was one of their favorite places, and on the hike this day we scattered some of my Grandfather's ashes in the woods above Corbin Cabin and held a small memorial service with my cousin's family. Here is a story about the cabin I found on the web (. We're 100% free for everything! This is a beautiful hike. It is usually a great "walk in the woods." Anyone who is interested in visiting Corbin Cabin Trail can print the free topographic map and street map using the link above. There is a circuit loop from Right around mile 38, park on the west side of the drive, use the trail map, it is a fantastic loop approximately 5 miles or so. Fees are $35 per vehicle or $25 per motorcycle. Moonshining, the growing of crops, a local homicide and the death of his second wife during child-birth is discussed. View of Route, Nicholson We stayed at Corbin Cabin which is 1.5 miles from the parking area. Plenty of springs along the way to quench your thirst but the Indian Run trail is a little steep and rocky so the moving was slow but very enjoyable. 0.1 miles where you turn left again on the Nicholson Hollow Learn the geologic history of the Shenandoah National Park area by seeing 4 different igneous or metamorphic formations, cascading streams and fabulous views of Old Rag. A pit toilet and spring water are nearby. Corbin Cabin. Not that many views after the cabin on  the trail out. you hike along the Appalachian Trail for a short distance before I will definitely return seems like a special place, that also kicks your but to get to. This is a difficult loop trail to Corbin Cabin in Shenandoah National Park. Continue down the Nicholson Hollow Trail and pick up the Ridge Trail to climb over Old Rag, at 3,291 feet, and its associated ledges, which require some scrambling (it’s especially important to have a balanced pack on this hike). Felt like we were skiing on leaves. The easiest way to reach the cabin is by taking the Corbin Cabin Cutoff Trail (formerly the Free State Trail), which drops off Skyline Drive at milepost 37.9. Members of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club repaired and enlarged the cabin in 1953-54, and have since been responsible for its maintenance. Localities in the Area The Corbin Cabin is a log structure built by George T. Corbin Cabin is situated 2 miles southeast of Crusher Ridge Trail. We just got back from our first overnight PATC cabin rental and we LOVED it!! The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. We were super-careful. We reached the cabin in time for lunch and we relaxed for about half an hour. Pass the (infamous) Corbin Cabin (mile 21.0) and continue along the Hughes River for 3.8 miles. Corbin Cabin: $30-$90/night. The cabins are located at: From Corbin Cabin down to stream crossing and then down to road it wasn't bad. If you didn’t have a goal, it would feel a bit silly. Was lucky to catch a cooler weekend in August but this trail would be nice later on in the year also. We plan on trying that out in the future sometime for a weekend of living like mountain folk. Hike up until you think you can't go up anymore then keep going up. The cover story highlighted "Dream Cabins/Hideaways" across the country and we decided it would be a shame not to check it out since we're from Va. Eventually, the trail turns to a more gentle downhill. Packed in heavy only to realize we didnt need half the supplies we brought because the cabin is fully stocked with all your needs. With the family cemetery nearby, hikers say the woman still haunts the cabin, hearing … The cabin was later turned over to the PATC for use as a trail shelter in 1954, and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Buildings as the George T. Corbin Cabin. Wake up early for a sunrise hike, go fishing at a nearby lake, or sleep in and find a shady tree to read under in the afternoon. There is a stream crossing at the headwaters of the Hughes River. Took us 1 hr 45 minutes to hike the 1.9 miles from the marker where Corbin trail goes straight and the Corbin Cabin trail goes off to the left, due to the slippery footing. The climb to Corbin Cabin is hardly noticeable; its the Indian Run Trail that will gas you. Start with a little history by hiking from Skyline Drive down to Corbin Cabin, which dates to 1909 and provides a glimpse into the Shenandoah’s pre-park past. This is a moderate loop trail to Corbin Cabin in Shenandoah National Park. If you go from the parking, down to cabin and take that route back up your in for a serious incline workout. Corbin Cabin: $30-$90/night. Steep in the way down to Corbin Cabin. Corbin Cabin Trail is a 2.9 mile out and back trail located near Syria, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. Hike the 1.5-mile Corbin Cabin Trail to the early 20th-century cabin. In the wee hours of the morning on June 4th we hopped a plane to the U.S. for our first R&R since moving to Cairo. Geology Hike: Old Rag Fire Road/Indian Run Trail/Corbin Cabin in SNP, ~6 miles, 1400 ft - moderate. I enjoyed myself so much on the river that I opted to return via the Corbin Mountain Trail eastbound, figuring I will experience the Corbin Hollow Trail at a later date, probably coupled with Robertson Mountain. The lower portion of NH did not have as much snow/ice to contend with, but did have a fair amount of slush. Being an avid hiker, I highly recommend this hike, if  for nothing else...get an idea of the old "mountaineering" way of life back in 1909-1938. Members of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club repaired and enlarged the cabin in 1953-54, and have since been responsible for its maintenance. A great day for this hike, particularly since the leaves were off the trees. This article in the Bulletin of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (Volume 22, no. As the George T. Corbin Cabin, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989. Started too late in the day. Start with a little history by hiking from Skyline Drive down to Corbin Cabin, which dates to 1909 and provides a glimpse into the Shenandoah’s pre-park past. Corbin Cabin Trail is displayed on the Old Rag Mountain USGS quad topo map. Corbin Cabin Trail is in the Trails category for Madison County in the state of Virginia. a small spring before coming to the intersection of the Indian on the ridgeline for 0.7 miles before coming to the intersection I found the wire gate, the cemetery and a stone that includes the crudely inscribed inscription of "April 29, 1898" and a name that was not clearly legible. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Photo: Shenandoah National Park , Public domain. The cabins are located at: Get current address, cell phone number, email address, relatives, friends and a lot more. The Corbin Cabin is a log structure built by George T. Corbin Cabin is situated 1½ miles southwest of Hannah Run Trail. Hike down Corbin Cabin Cut-off Trail 1.3 miles Before crossing the stream (Hughes River), turn left and hike downstream. 50 yards to an old cemetery. You will see blue blazes. The 8+ mile round trip was perfect for an easy day hike on a clear cool day. This trail goes by Corbin Mountain. The "out-house" was quaint and it was enjoyable to see how this historical landmark has been well-maintained. Good times. Reservations can be made by calling (703) 242-0315 Mon-Wed 7-9pm or Thurs-Fri 12noon-2pm. Hiked into the cabin on Friday afternoon and stayed there for two nights. We didn't see any wildlife but that's okay, Corbin's Cabin was a treat to visit,and we might stay overnight next time when we bring our daughter with us. Cabins are rented through PATC and are extremely popular during the peak months. ) At the parking area, cross Skyline Drive and pick up the Corbin Cabin Cutoff Trail, descending into Nicholson Hollow. The cabin is rented through the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. The Corbin Cabin is a log structure built by George T. Corbin in 1909 in the Nicholson Hollow area of what is now Shenandoah National Park. Intersects AT shortly. Footing was tricky on the first third of the hike and we almost decided not to continue. Hollow hike, http://virginiatrailguide.com/2010/03/26/corbin-cabin-nicholson-hollow/, View all 14 archived reviews for the Corbin Cabin hike, 3 hours Did have a dip in one of the swimming holes though. Starting on Skyline Drive ridge you hike along the Appalachian Trail for a short distance before descending to the Corbin Cabin area getting a glimpse of how the settlers lived here many years ago. Corbin Cabin. Nice trail. The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) maintains six locked, primitive cabins in the park and a number of additional cabins outside the park. I am grateful that the Park Service makes efforts to clear the Central District of the Park, even if the Northern and Southern Districts (and the Blue Ridge Parkway) remain closed due to snow and ice. From the parking area on 600 it is a 0.5 mile walk up to the Nicholson Hollow Trail) Turn left, then immediately right and in 75 yards cross Brokenback Run and Hughes River. After checking it out, we continued on the trail that turns right after crossing the stream. Same thing on the way down too. They have a wood burning stove, but it is much quicker to cook something over the outside fire place. Turn right descending the Nicholson Hollow Trail for 1.8 miles Campsite: Corbin Cabin Cut-off - backcountry 1.3 to 3.7 miles Cross Skyline Drive to the concrete post marking the start of the trail. But the cabin was so precious. The trail is not distinctive and you will see the wire gate leaning against a tree as you move uphill approximately 20 yards from the referenced coordinates. The cabins are equipped with mattresses, blankets, and cookware. Start with a little history by hiking from Skyline Drive down to Corbin Cabin, which dates to 1909 and provides a glimpse into the Shenandoah’s pre-park past. The cabins are equipped with mattresses, blankets, and cookware. The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) maintains six locked, primitive cabins in the park and a number of additional cabins outside the park. as it loops back to the right and descends the valley past we did it barefoot, pants rolled up and had a towel. Accessible only by foot trail. Followed the Nicholson Hollow Trail from the cabin back to Skyline Drive, not as steep on the return. Hike down Corbin Cabin Cut-off Trail 1.3 miles Before crossing the stream (Hughes River), turn left and hike downstream. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Found along the river in Nicholson Hollow, the chestnut log cabin served as the mountain home of moonshiner George Corbin. I noted two bear spore on the trail, but no bears, fortunately. the road for 100 yards to the Nicholson Hollow Trail post. There was quite a bit of snow and ice on the AT portion and the upper portion of Nicholson Hollow trail (NH). Cabin is a historic two-story mountaineer's cabin & requires a 1.5 mile hike on a fairly steep trail that winds 1000 ft down from the parking area. Starting on Skyline Drive ridge I believe this is Indian Run Trail, but it's really only a connection to the Nicholson Hollow Trail for the purposes of this hike. Boundaries are defined as a one-acre square with the cabin in … Reservations can be made by calling (703) 242-0315 Mon-Wed 7-9pm or Thurs-Fri 12noon-2pm. Cub climbed a tree and mother went across the trail. We had big plans. The climb to Corbin Cabin is hardly noticeable; its the Indian Run Trail that will gas you. The easiest way to reach the cabin is by taking the Corbin Cabin Cutoff Trail (formerly the Free State Trail), which drops off Skyline Drive at milepost 37.9. The Potomac Appalachian Club runs and owns several cabins scattered along the Appalachian Trail (see map here).These are all mostly primitive cabins with no running water or electricity. Corbin Cabin via Nicholson Hollow and Appalachian Trail Loop is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Syria, Virginia that features a river and is rated as moderate. If you take the Corbin Cutoff road on the way down. At times, the leaves were knee-high. December 2020: The Byron Creek Tinshed road / ‘yellow gates’ and the Michele / pipeline access are … Campsite: Corbin Cabin Cut-off - backcountry 1.3 to 3.7 miles Cross Skyline Drive to the concrete post marking the start of the trail. Reservations can be made 2 months prior to the date you are planning to stay at the cabin (earlier for PATC members or if paying an additional premium). It was lovingly restored first in 1954 and again in 2017, to preserve the original character of the cabin. Had to sort of shuffle through them because you couldn't see what was under/ahead of your feet. We got lucky as a camping party was just leaving the cabin so they let us look inside. Description: A humorous and artistic account of the "Battle of Corbin Cabin" by anonymous renters in the summer of 2014. Description: Photograph of Corbin Cabin, photographer unknown, but likely Ed Garvey. Rustic Cabins in Daniel Boone National Forest near Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. Corbin Cabin Hike - January 2016 A week after a big East Coast snowstorm I returned to Shenandoah National Park to get in some hiking. 4, 1953) describes the first trip to Corbin Cabin by a PATC work crew to begin the process of renovating the structure which had stood empty since 1938 when George Corbin was forced to move out. From parking down to cabin. ... Corbin, KY 40701. First mile all down hill. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips. The next day I located online an audio file and transcript of the interview of George T. Corbin that occurred in 1966 (http://mdid.cit.jmu.edu/snp/interview/SNP032/). This photograph was taken before the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) took control of the cabin from the National Park Service and renovated it for use by hikers in 1954. We were unsure of the exact location of the trailhead, but at around 6.5 miles from entering Skyline Drive off Hwy 211 there is a small parking area on the right side of the road that will hold about 8 cars. The building was condemned in 1936 and taken over by the national park. Will definetly consider doing this trip again. The Corbin Cabin trail is a very steep downhill with lots of loose, rocky footing. Corbin Cabin Trail is displayed on the Old Rag Mountain USGS quad topo map. The Potomac Appalachian Club runs and owns several cabins scattered along the Appalachian Trail (see map here).These are all mostly primitive cabins with no running water or electricity. We offer flexible appointments, with our online services allowing advanced booking and on the day appointments alongside a range of alternative appointments to suit your busy lifestyle. Corbin Cabin was built by George Corbin, an in-law of the Nicholsons, in 1909. Did this hike as a quick overnight. 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