Cornelius Creek

This trail begins at an elevation of 3300 feet on the Appalachian Trail, 1.5 miles south of FS Road 812 (Parkers Gap Road).

photo: Apple Orchard Falls Viewing Area. Photo by USFS. Type: Backcountry
Length: 2.90 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Camping
Dogs - On leash
Fishing
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: Buchanan VA., east 7 miles on Rt 614.
States: Virginia
Counties: Botetourt
Latitude: 37.507   Longitude: -79.53584

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Description

This trail begins at an elevation of 3300 feet on the Appalachian Trail, 1.5 miles south of FS Road 812 (Parkers Gap Road). It descends steadily, following old logging roads. During its 2.9 mile northwesterly route to North Creek, the elevation drops to 1500 feet at its junction with FS Road 59 and Apple Orchard Falls Trail. From end of the trail, follow FS 59 west for 4.5 miles to junction with Va. Route 614, then 3 miles to Interstate 81, (Exit 168).

Additional Details

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

Average Grade: 9%
Elevation Low Point: 1,500
Elevation High Point: 3,250
Year Designated: 1981

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:
Dave Benavitch
George Washington and Jefferson National Forests
P.O. Box 10
Natural Bridge Station , VA 24579
(540) 291-2188
dbenavitch@fs.fed.us
http://www.southernregion.fs.fed.us/gwj

 

Photos

Apple Orchard Falls Viewing Area. Photo by USFS.

Apple Orchard Falls Viewing Area. Photo by USFS.

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