Top Adventures in Shawsville

  • Hike through Falls Ridge Preserve

    Dogs are not allowed on this preserve, so please do not bring a dog along.From the parking lot walk through the mowed field until you reach the woods. You will intersect a small loop trail (Bradley Trail). Turn right on this trail and shortly you...

    1 miles 100 ft gain

  • Hike to Stiles Falls

    Park at the Alta Mons camp parking lot, and start walking the gravel road. There will be signs throughout the trail that lead to the waterfall. Continue down the trail for 1.5 miles. Look out for the white trail markers that indicate the Stiles Fa...

    3 miles 500 ft gain

  • Hike the Coal Mining Heritage Park and Loop Trail

    This is a part of the Huckleberry Trail (which is paved), but off of it is the dirt hiking/walking trail loop. It is a really fun area to explore, and the parts that are on the Huckleberry have plaques with historical information on it which is al...

    1 miles

  • Hike through Heritage Community Park and Natural Area

    This is an easy hike through nature with about 2 miles of grass paths and about 0.75 miles of paved paths. It is Blacksburgs biggest park at 169 acres with easy to find parking and picnic areas. Benches are located around the park to sit and enjoy...

    2 miles 50 ft gain

  • Take a Stroll around Pandapas Pond

    Great for walking or jogging. There are nice views of the pond and there are also other little areas like one dedicated to horticulture. Fishing is also possible (with a license).  Parking is very easy here!

    1 miles

  • Hike to the Keffer Oak on the Appalachian Trail

    You can park your car at the small gravel lot where VA-42 and Rt. 629 intersect. Starting from the Appalachian Trail crossing at VA-42,  head north on the AT, which winds through some grass meadows. After about 0.8 miles into the hike you will cro...

    2.6 miles 600 ft gain

  • Fly Fish the Tom's Creek-Poverty Creek Junction

    Head west on Glade Road from Blacksburg for 4.0 miles until it merges onto Mt. Zion Road. Continue on this for another 1.5 until you pass New Mt Zion Church on your right. Take an immediate right turn after the church onto Poverty Creek Road (This...

  • Backpack the Virginia Triple Crown

    The Virginia Triple Crown is a combination of three of the most spectacular and popular hikes in the region. It combines the Dragon’s Tooth, McAfee’s Knob and Tinker Cliffs hikes into one long multi day hike along the Appalachian Trail. It makes f...

    29.26 miles 5728 ft gain

  • Hike Dragon's Tooth

    From I-81: Exit 140 and take Highway 311 north for 11 miles towards New Castle. Dragon’s Tooth parking lot is on the left, just past Catawba Grocery. LAT 37.3787 LONG -80.1563Ready to tackle the Dragon? This 4.6 mile, out and back, trail provides...

    4.5 miles 1250 ft gain

  • Photograph Sinking Creek Falls

    Park at the Clover Hollow Covered Bridge, and walk or bike  1/3 mile along Clover Hollow Rd in the direction of Blue Grass Trail Rd or to the pin dropped in the location below.When you can see the waterfall, carefully walk down the bank where you'...

  • Fish Sinking Creek at Clover Hollow Queens Truss Bridge

    Park alongside of the road at the bridge where 2-3 cars can fit. From here you can fish in Sinking Creek with a great view of this historic landmark. The majority of fish are native brook's and can be caught on a smaller 4-5 wt rod using dry flies...

  • Hike McAfee Knob

    From the parking lot on RT311: Cross the road and pick up the white blazed AT headed north. In about .4 miles you will reach an information kiosk where you will continue on the AT. About half way through the hike you will pass Johns Spring Shelte...

    8.8 miles 1740 ft gain

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