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.

photo: Near Dungannon, Virginia; photo by Marty Silver, November 2009 Type: Backcountry
Length: 2.80 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Camping
Dogs - On leash
Fishing
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? Yes

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Directions

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

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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. The lower segment of the Chief Benge Scout Trail shares the same route with this 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
Year Designated: 1987

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:
John Stallard
George Washington & Jefferson National Forests
9419 Darden Dr
Wise , VA 24293
(276) 328-2931
jstallard@fs.fed.us
http://www.southernregion.fs.fed.us/gwj

 

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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