Cliffside Trail

EASY 2 reviews
#50 of 54 trails in

Cliffside Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Troutdale, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

3.0 miles 515 feet Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


5 months ago

3 years ago

If you want to get to the top expediently, this is the trail. It takes the direct route, going from Lewis Fork trailhead to Rhododendron Gap in only 3 miles. It is steep at times, with rocks to climb over. It is not suitable for horses or mountain bikes. The ranger at Grindstone warned me about this trail, but I took anyway. When he asked me later how it went, I replied "It was pretty steep, but I could follow it. It was in ok condition." This trail was part of my Wilburn Ridge trek of Aug. 2012. The views were awesome, and I loved the hike. This was the first time at Mt. Rogers.