Madison Run Fire Road
This hiking spot is filled with a variety of birds and butterflies, and is located just outside of Harrisonburg. Explore five miles of dirt alongside Madison Run, with a gradual ascent from fire road gate at base of mountain to top at Skyline Drive. This is an excellent wildflower and wildlife walk. Biking is not allowed. There is no entrance fee.
Directions: Take Port Republic Rd. from S. Main to Eastside Highway (340). Cross 340. Turn left on Browns Gap Rd. at the T (1.8 miles from 340). Continue on the road past the hard surface and park near the Park.