Fridley Gap - Hike and Swim near Keezletown, Virginia
Airey Ln, Keezletown, VA 22832, USA,Keezletown,Virginia
38.49681344830248, -78.7093266820979
7.6 miles NE of Keezletown, Virginia
Address: Airey Ln, Keezletown, VA 22832, USA
GPS: 38°29'48.5"N 78°42'33.6"W
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State: Virginia

Hike and Swim

The Mountain Run swimming hole, also known as the Fridley Gap Hole, located just outside of Keezleton, Virginia, is a popular swimming hole located at about the halfway point of a great hiking loop in the George Washington National Forest. The swimming hole is small, but a refreshing dip for hikers willing to enter the chilly river along their hike around the loop. The highest the water gets is about chest deep and in the most shallow area knee deep. 

The swimming hole itself is only about 0.5 miles away from the trailhead so hiking the full trail is not necessary, but can provide a great activity for the day as visitors explore the area surrounding the swimming hole. The water is cold all year so prepare accordingly with towels and possibly a change of clothes. The best times to swim in the Mountain Run swimming hole is from about May to September so that conditions are best suited for a dip in a frigid swimming hole. 

The Mountain Run swimming hole is about as picturesque as a swimming hole can be and offers visitors a true all-American experience swimming in beautiful Virginia!

37.9K Written by endovereric
1.0K Edited by torontoty1214

Be courteous, informed, and prepared. Read trailhead guidelines, stay on the trail, and don't feed the wildlife.

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  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors


From Keezletown, Virginia

  1. Head southeast on VA-620 N toward Blue Jay Ln (4.0 mi)
  2. Turn right to stay on VA-620 N (0.5 mi)
  3. Turn right to stay on VA-620 N (2.7 mi)
  4. Turn right to stay on VA-620 N (0.4 mi)
  5. Turn right onto Armentrout Path (0.2 mi)
  6. Turn left onto Airey Ln
    Destination will be on the left
    (1.1 mi)
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