Entries by Pam Cox

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Chief Benge Scout Trail

Highlights: rare high elevation plant and bird species, two lakes for swimming, beautiful mountain streams and waterfalls, multiple day backpacking opportunity or shorter day hikes, backcountry solitude Length: 16.6 miles one way. (An additional 3 miles can be added on by continuing to Hanging Rock.) Difficulty: difficult Trailheads: Seven trailheads serve the Chief Benge Scout […]

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Bark Camp Lake Loop Trail

Highlights:  lake views, waterfowl, rare plants Length:  3.7 miles round trip Difficulty:  easy to moderate Camping Reservations:  Call (276) 679-8370 Trailhead:  The trailhead is gated in the winter (mid Oct. — April 1).  During the summer, a parking fee apples.  From Dungannon, follow Route 72 for 0.4 miles, then turn left onto Route 653 (next […]


Little Stony Falls–Hanging Rock Trailhead

Highlights:  24 foot high waterfall, scenic views of deep gorges, lush cove hardwood forest. Length:  six miles round trip, three miles to the falls. Difficulty:  Moderate Directions to Trailhead:  Take Route 72 north out of Dungannon toward Coeburn for 2.6 miles.  Turn left at a large sign into the Hanging Rock Recreation Area at a […]

New Crooked Road Affiliate Member

It’s six o’clock on a Friday night, and musicians of all skill levels are filing into a converted garage on Bethel Road in Nickelsville, Virginia for the regular “pickin’ and grinnin’” sessions at the home of Allen Hicks. Pretty soon, neighbors and bluegrass enthusiasts fill up the church pews. By nine o’clock, it’s standing room […]