This run explores some of the trails south of the Catherine’s Fat Ass Run. It has a little bit of everything — singletrack, doubletrack, and gravel road.
Leave the parking area at Fridley Gap and climb up the trail paralleling a beautiful cascading stream through the gap. In 0.5 miles, at trail intersection, take a right onto the orange-blazed Massanutten South Trail and climb Fourth Mountain. Follow for 3.5 miles to four-way trail intersection and make a right onto orange-blazed Boone Run Trail. Continue on Boone Run Trail for 2.1 miles to Cub Run Road at Runkles Gap. Make a left onto Cub Run Road and climb for 1.5 miles.
At saddle, make a left onto purple-blazed Fridley Gap Trail and climb 0.8 miles back to four-way trail intersection. Make a right to stay on purple-blazed Fridley Gap Trail and follow for 0.7 miles. Turn left, off of the doubletrack trail, to stay on purple-blazed Fridley Gap Trail. Climb up and over Third Mountain to orange-blazed Massanutten South Trail. Take a left and then a quick right to return to the parking area at Fridley Gap.