North River Gorge Trail is a 9.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mt Solon, VA that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options.
Directions from Bridgewater, VA: Take US 42 for 3 miles south to Mossy Creek. Take SR 747 for 3 miles west to Mt. Solon. Take SR 731 north about 1 mile. Turn left onto SR 730 and follow it for 3 miles to the Stokesville junction. Turn right and take SR 718 for 1 mile to Forest Road 95. The trail can be reached from a gated road leading from the south side of Forest Road 95 about 1 mile west of the Wild Oak Trail parking area. The trail can also be accessed near the North River Campground. Parking is available along Forest Road 95 but is not permitted in the North River Campground, except for those actually camping there
Very easy with many stream crossings. The water was running very low when I went (August) so I crossed without even getting my boots wet. It definitely took the magic out of it and just turned it into a 4 mile walk next to a dry creek.
Very easy trail, as mentioned before there are several river crossings so bring the right gear. There are a few places to camp along the trail if you desire to just get away for a night. I am pretty sure they use the trail with horses so look out for droppings.
Easy trail, but with several river crossings. Lovely river views