Bear Rock
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Bear Rock Trail

Bear Rock Trail — This short but stunning hike gives you sweeping views across Little Stony Creek Gorge.  Highlights: stunning views, hawks and other raptors Length: 0.5 miles (round trip) Difficulty: easy to moderate Trailhead: To reach…
Edith Gap
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Chief Benge Scout Trail

Chief Benge Scout Trail (CBST) is a good overnight backpacking opportunity or hike a section. Things to see and enjoy vary from High Knob overlook, cold mountain lakes, following streams in deep gorges, and Little Stony plunge waterfall. How…
Pileated Woodpecker
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Daniel Boone Birding Trail

This trail winds up the opposite side of Powell Mountain from the Kane Gap Trail and then joins the latter trail at Kane Gap.  The Daniel Boone Trail begins on an old gravel road, but then narrows down into a hiking trail that continues for…
Devils Fork
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Devil's Fork Trail Loop

Highlights: rhododendron-lined creek, fossils, natural swimming hole, overnight possibilities Length: 7.2 miles round trip (optional 1.8 additional miles (or more) up one way) Difficulty: difficult Trailhead: From Ft. Blackmore, head…
Devil's Bathtub
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Devil's Bathtub & Waterfall

1565 FS Begley, Dungannon The Devil's Bathtub was recently names one of the Weather Channel's Hidden Gems and is often cited as Virginia's Number One travel destination. The Devil's Fork Loop Trail takes you on a seven-plus mile hike across…
Edith Gap
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Edith Gap

This is not an official trailhead, merely a pull off on the road. To reach Edith Gap, head north on Rte 72 from Dungannon for 8.4 miles. Turn left onto Jaybird Branch Rd. and follow it for 3.2 miles. Take a slight left onto Pine Camp Rd. and…
Pileated Woodpecker
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Glady Fork Wetland

This high elevation forested wetland is off the beaten path, but is a must-see for the serious birder.  The beaver-maintained wetland contains open meadows, marshes, swampy scrubland, ponds and hardwood forests. It is home to equal diversity…
Guest River Gorge
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Guest River Gorge

The Guest River Gorge Trail meanders along 300-million-year-old sandstone cliffs that plunge 400 feet to the pristine waters below. The deep gorge was created as the Guest River, now designated as a state scenic river, tunneled through Stone…
Falls of Little Stony
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Little Stony Falls

If you're looking for an easy trip, the Little Stony National Recreation Trail in Jefferson National Forest is the perfect alternative to the nearby Devils Fork Loop Trail. Devils Fork Loop is gorgeous, but it includes a strenuous and often…
Bark Camp Lake
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Bark Camp Lake

Bark Camp Lake Loop Trail — This tranquil lakeside trail winds through cove woods, wetlands, and hemlock forests. Nearly level terrain makes for an easy walk with plenty of opportunities to see kingfishers, herons, and other lake wildlife. Highlights:…