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Erste Schritte

Mud Pond Gap Trail ist ein 4 Meilen langer, wenig besuchter Rundweg in der Nähe von Dayton, Virginia. Er führt durch schönen Wald, vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten und es gibt schöne Wildblumen. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als moderat einzustufen. Es gibt verschiedene Aktivitätsmöglichkeiten. Die Route ist am besten von März bis Oktober zugänglich. Hunde sind auf diesem Weg erlaubt.

Entfernung: 4.0 miles Höhenunterschied: 705 feet Routentyp: Rundweg

hundefreundlich

Wandern

Mountainbiking

Naturausflüge

Spazieren

Vogelbeobachtung

Wald

Aussicht

Wildblumen

überwachsen

steinig

wandern
1 month ago

Perfect for mountain biking going either direction. Nicw rolling hills on one side, some small downed trees and obstacles on the other. Plan to come back just for that.

wandern
1 month ago

Pretty solid little loop. No real scenic bits or anything, but some pleasant woods and a few forest service clearings on the south side.

wandern
8 months ago

great nature hike. during the summer and spring, watch out for ticks. I took off 8-10 ticks while walking. great mountain bike spot.

Sun Oct 07 2018

Followed GPS to trailhead; found signs to “beach pond” but not mud pond. Very muddy

wandern
Sun Aug 12 2018

Good hike. We wanted to finish going down hill. If you want to do it this way, follow the driving directions AllTrails gives you. After you park on the right side of the gravel road, you’ll have to walk down the gravel road in the direction you just came (about a quarter mile) and turn right at the white bar or Oak Knob fire road. The sign was overgrown with weeds and we missed it. It’ll be in your left when driving in, or on your right walking down from the upper parking area. The gradual elevation change wasn’t too bad. The pond is very small and we laughed when we saw it. This is where 3 trails come together. Tricky, but if you’re coming from the upper parking area, take a sharp turn left at the pond, if you start at the oak knob trail head, make a sharp right at the pond. Do not go past the big number “8” on a tree. There are big open fields filled with wild flowers, that are numbered with huge numbers painted on the trees. No views when the leaves are on. If you want to start at the upper parking area, just cross the road and walk to the white bar and start your hike. It’s only a .2 walk up hill on the gravel road to your car at the end. We didn’t see any bikes just their footprints. Two dear.

wandern
Thu Jul 13 2017

Trail was fine, I enjoyed it. Saw lots of deer and a buck in velvet jumped out in front of me on the gravel road back to the trail head. Would go again.

rucksacktour
Fri Jun 02 2017

So let me first begin with why I chose this trail for a simple overnight backpacking excursion. The lack of reviews made me think that perhaps this is not a heavily used trail. This thought process was pretty accurate. My second thought was it would be nice to camp near a pond and just relax. Now this is where I was so very wrong! There isn't a pond really. It's more of an oversized dirty puddle. The hike was simple enough. As we decided to hike back out and find another overnight location we were looking for streams nearby but All Trails didn't show any. As we hiked out we were approximately .30 mile from end and came across 2 well running streams! Hmmm a nice surprise but not a place to camp so off we went. Oh and a suggestion on hiking this- park at the first trail sign. Oak something or other and use that entrance. That way you will loop out and end up at Mud Pond trailhead which will take you downhill to your car .06. Otherwise you're walking it straight up hill to return to your vehicle. Easy enough trail and Id like to do it on a mountain bike but other than that I don't plan on returning.

wandern
Sun May 21 2017

GO LEFT at the top of the hill near the pond. Otherwise, it's an uphill climb to a dead end. It was a nice, quiet trail, but, like other people said, it really does need better markers.

Mountainbiking
Tue Apr 11 2017

For mountain biking the first Mile or so it's rough and on an incline but downhill was great great speed very clear. hit some air also.

Sun Mar 19 2017

Great trail. Rocky trail up. Turn LEFT at the pond to go down. It is not well marked. The descent is a long wide road with 2 stream crosses.

Mountainbiking
Sun Jul 24 2016

Nice mountain bike trail! Going up it's kinda, as it says, overgrown and rocky. But the trail widens on the way down and definitely makes this trail fun! 4stars cause toward the top it forks and it's not as straight forward which way to go. Needs better markers.

Sat Jul 23 2016

Great ride down the trail! Makes the trek up worth the effort. Great mountain biking trail.

Sat Mar 19 2016

Super fun Mountain Bike Ride!

wandern
Sun Jul 29 2018

wandern
Sun Apr 23 2017

Mountainbiking
Sun Feb 14 2016