Hike Sentinel Point and Mill Creek Falls
Virginia › Mill Creek Trails
Added by Elyse Clark
This scenic 7.8 mile hike has three waterfalls, a view of the New River and Wolf Creek Valley, and is rarely crowded.
There are many trails in the area so here is a map to start out because it can get confusing:http://gilescounty.org/images2/Map-Town%20Farm-Hiking%20Trails%20%282010%29.pdf.
From the parking area, keep to the left side of the stream and head up the gravel road. You'll soon come to the Mill Creek dam, which has a shelter and picnic area. Continue to stay to the left of the stream, as the gravel road turns into a rocky trail here. Stay on the trails closest to the stream (marked by signs that say "waterfalls") and soon you will arrive at the first of three falls. The second and third waterfalls are well-marked spur trails off to the right of the trail.
To go to Sentinel Point, continue on the trail past the waterfalls and you will intersect the "Piney Road Trail". Turn right onto the trail, then turn right again onto "Shortcut". After 0.33 miles this trail intersects "Grassy Road". Turn right and ascend the steep hill for a great view of the town of Narrows and the New River.
Simply retrace your steps back down Grassy Road, left on Shortcut, left on Piney Road Trail, left on Catwalk , then stay by the stream to return to your car.
- Trail Map (essential)
- Light jacket
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