Schairer Trail Center

This semi-primitive trail center is located just off of the South District of SNP. Named for a PATC founder and former Supervisor of Trails, this facility offers views of Rocky Mount and the Massanutten Mountains to the west and Bush Mountain to the east. As a semi-primitive trail center, Schairer provides a gas stove, running water in the kitchen from May through October, and an outdoor spigot for water access in colder weather. The large kitchen and living area provides ample seating and a large wood stove. Two bedrooms include 9 bunks with 3 extra mattresses to sleep 12. Access the center by a 0.4 mile hike-in from parking, or a 5 mile hike-in in the case that Skyline Drive is closed. Hikers can explore several trails accessible from Skyline Drive.  

For more information on this and other PATC cabins, we recommend acquiring and reading a copy of our PATC Cabins Book.

Schairer At a Glance


Members-Only (Join)

Cabin Type

Semi-Primitive (propane-powered lights & stove, seasonal sink or spigot)

Pet Friendly







Near Shenandoah National Park, Eaton Hollow (Map)

AT Access

1.0 mile


0.4 mile

Weekend Rate

$80.00 per night

Weeknight Rate

$50.00 per night

Photo Credit: Gina Washington