Smith Mountain Cooperative Wildlife Management Area

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Smith Mountain Cooperative Wildlife Management Area es un sendero de ida y vuelta de 5.6 millas con tráfico ligero localizado cerca de Huddleston, Virginia. Tiene un lago y es calificado como moderado. El sendero ofrece una serie de opciones de actividades y es accesible todo el año. Perros y caballos también pueden usar este sendero.

Distancia: 5.6 miles Desnivel: 895 feet Tipo de ruta: Ida y vuelta

apto para perros



paseos a caballo

ciclismo de montaña





lugar histórico

This hike is on an access road called Silver Dollar Lane for the Smith Mountain Wildlife Management Area. The beginning section is open seasonally to motorized vehicles in to about 2 miles where there is another parking area and non-motorized access beyond (used to access cell towers on top of mountain). This is land owned by the Residents of Virginia and is primarily used for Hunting and wildlife observation. Hiking, Horseback Riding, Biking and Primitive Camping are other uses for this area. Wearing Blaze Orange is important especially during hunting seasons. From the parking area located just off Tolers Ferry Rd, it is a easy hike on a dirt/gravel road that leads to the top of Smith Mountain where there are three communication towers. Beyond the towers is another gate that leads in to a non-maintained road that eventually will lead to the Smith Mountain Lake Dam/Visitors Center. I have not walked this section of the road (next time in I plan to walk this section), access may be restricted as you approach the dam area owned by Application Power Company.

Trail was very littered with garbage and was more of a hunting ground than a trail.

Well marked but had trash And is basically a road until the very end.

1 month ago

A moderate hike (felt like a walk) on a two-track dirt/gravel road all the way to the top of the mountain. I wouldn’t describe the road as steep when compared to steep hikes in this part of Virginia. Cars (all-wheel drive, AWD) and trucks can easily travel this road which is open to vehicle travel parts of the year. Once at the top it goes across the ridge until a final gate stops all vehicle travel. Nice views of Smith Mountain Lake in the Winter although the trees are not cut down to make it a great view.

1 month ago

Wed Mar 28 2018