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Little Stony Creek

Little Stony National Recreation Trail follows Little Stony Creek through a 400-foot deep and 1700-foot wide gorge along an old narrow-gauge railroad bed.***PORTIONS OF THE TRAIL ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO A LANDSLIDE.REPAIRS ARE BEING PLANNED.PLEASE CHECK WITH THE CLINCH RANGER DISTRICT FOR UPDATES

photo: Little Stony Falls

Length: 2.80 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Camping
Dogs - On leash
Fishing
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: 2.6 miles north of Dungannon, VA. on Rt 72.
State(s): Virginia
Counties: Scott
Longitude: -82.464
Latitude: 36.8695

Driving Directions

Little Stony Trailhead: From Coeburn VA Follow State Highway 72 S for 3.3 miles, turn right onto State Route 664 and follow for 1.1 miles, turn left onto Forest Road 700 and follow for 1.3 miles, turn left onto Forest Road 701 at the fork and follow to trailhead parking area. Hanging Rock Trailhead: From Coeburn VA follow State Highway 72 S for 8.6 miles to the Hanging Rock Day Use Area. The destination is on the right.

Description

Little Stony National Recreation Trail follows Little Stony Creek through a 400-foot deep and 1700-foot wide gorge along an old narrow-gauge railroad bed. Large rock outcrops, ledges, and boulders form the scenic edges along Little Stony Creek. In some areas of the trail, hikers will need to climb over and around boulders and large rocks to remain on the trail.

Additional Details

Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil

Average Grade: 5%
Elevation Low Point: 1,500
Elevation High Point: 2,250
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1987

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Virginia DGIF Trail Information
Website: USDA Forest Service

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Brandon Olinger
Recreation Manager
USDA Forest Service
1700 Park Ave SW
Norton, VA 24273
(276) 679-8370

 

Photos

Rock scenery. Photo by Marty Silver.

Rock scenery. Photo by Marty Silver.

Fern amidst rock layers. Photo by Marty Silver.

Fern amidst rock layers. Photo by Marty Silver.

 

Yellow Slug Moth caterpillar. Photo by Marty Silver.

Yellow Slug Moth caterpillar. Photo by Marty Silver.

Twin Boletes. Photo by Marty Silver.

Twin Boletes. Photo by Marty Silver.

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