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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 17, 2020
Hiking

Nice fall hike. We went counterclockwise so we saw the lake view as we were descending. It was a nice reward!

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Alec Bennett reviewed Fore Mountain Trail
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Hiking

Good trail for hiking. some areas overgrow, but that's ok.

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Brette Dorris reviewed Fore Mountain Trail
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HikingGreat!

The trailhead is literally in Covington, on Smoky Bear Lane behind the Taco Bell. There is a small parking lot available. We gave it a 3 due to the noise from the trucks coming on and off the interstate, otherwise it would be a solid 4. The graphics are correct, this trail does go UP to being with, but zig zags so not a hard climb. We only went out about an hour or so until we hit the service road. The trail was clean, no weeds to speak of and a very relaxing hike once you work away from the town/interstate.

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Eric Owsley reviewed Douthat State Park Loop
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Eric Owsley reviewed Douthat State Park Loop
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 11, 2020
Bike touring
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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 5, 2020
Hiking
First to Review

Biking. Fantastic

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Eric Owsley reviewed Douthat State Park Loop
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 29, 2020
Bike touring
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Eric Owsley reviewed Brushy Hollow Trail
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McKinzie Craft reviewed Brushy Hollow Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMay 10, 2020
HikingRocky

Beautiful views, pretty rocky, and oh, did i mention 3.5 miles one way? This app said 1.8, and boy were they wrong! Along the way you will cross a stream a few times - might be difficult to cross after a heavy rain. There are trail markers along the way to keep you on the right path!

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Devin Jennings reviewed Brushy Hollow Trail
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HikingRocky

Great trail- it was heavily wooded, you had to cross a creek a few times....no biggie. Great scenery, the trail gradually got steeper....and just FYI, this trail is 3.5 miles one way.

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Jeffrey Glidewell reviewed Douthat State Park Loop
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HikingRocky

Great trail we did Stoney and Blue Suck Falls, Great trail system and well marked our second hike ended up under full moon conditions!!

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Susan Perkins Lovelady reviewed Fore Mountain Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 11, 2019
Hiking

I did a loop: Fore Mountain from reservoir parking off of 606/ Sulphur Springs road where Fore crosses 606. Fore>Stoney Run, to McGraw Horse trail back to parking area. Once you know the trails you are looking for you will see it is well marked. Tough climbs and descents. Today spider webs were more annoying than anything. Ugg- used my sticks to clear them while walking but still. Ugg. Beautiful, serene and challenging. Didn't see a soul. Ended up being 13.3 miles.

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Jeanne Bauer reviewed Mountain Top Trail Loop
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 3, 2019
Hiking

We parked our car and started our hike from the Guest Cabin at the top of the hill. The trail is well- marked and well-maintained.

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Susan Perkins Lovelady reviewed Fore Mountain Trail
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HikingBlowdownOver grownRockyWashed out

First off I’ll say I did the first 8 miles from the Smokey Bear/Covington trail head in March. It was challenging and fun. I was engaged the whole time with stuff to see, overlooks and focusing on the trail. I spent two days recently ( July) trying to do the 10 miles that runs between Smokey Bear Trail head and the trail head at State route 606 /Sulfur Springs Road - -on two different days two different approaches. It is impassable from either direction. The trailhead in Covington starts out a disaster, improves becomes beautiful then a tangle of overgrown and rocky mess becoming a big concern because you can’t see either the trail or your footing. Turned back. This day I was going from the South to the North more or less. Trying from 606 North to South it starts out as a very nice trail and degrades in stages as you get to about 1.5 miles in and impassable after about 3 miles in. This day I turned back and went across 606 heading North toward Douthat. Picking up Fore Mountain Trail from 606 the trail is not marked. All Trails "path" at this point is innaccurate; do not try to ford the creek as it shows. Even if you do get across the other side is a bog. AllTrails shows how to continue Fore Mountain trail heading North into Douthat: follow the gravel road at the parking area to the “Reservoir trail.” It is 500 yards to the right of the road crossing. Take it to the end where there is a circular parking loop '1/4 mile more or less. Cross behind the gate and over the culvert bridge over the creek. At about .02 there will be a Horse trail connector off to your left that gets you properly back onto Fore Mountain trail after about .04 miles. This joins with Stony Run then Middle Mountain trail. This section is well maintained, challenging and gets you into Douthat for camping amenities. State money vs federal money I guess as once inside Douthat the trail is a success. Plenty of hiking at Douthat. For right now Fore Mountain trail needs some love. It is a shame you can tell it was once a very well tended trail. This is in the James River District of the National Forest and their head office is about 50 miles away. You can tell.

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Wouter de Vries reviewed Mountain Top Trail Loop
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Hiking

I reccomend this trail for hiking only, for mountainbiking it can pretty tricky. But i dont have much mountainbike experience. Not much great overlooks cause of the trees. But very nice views between them. Nice shady trail keeps it nice in july. Good markings. With Alltrails and a good full phone easy to hike.

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Mike Hasley reviewed Stony Run Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 22, 2019
Hiking

Stony is right! I jumped on this trail at the end of Blue Suck trail, so it was just 6 miles once I hit the end of Blue Suck again to get to my car. There are some long stretches of the same scenery, but also a great stream and some pretty flowers. I did this route spontaneously so I couldn’t download the map. I didn’t realize it would be 6 miles. My mistake for sure.

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Piyusha Gajjar reviewed Douthat State Park Loop
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Very confusing

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Kara Ross reviewed Stony Run Trail
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Hiking

False advertised as 4 miles definitely 10 mile up and back. The last switch back is great place to have lunch on the rocks just off trail. A little disappointing as there isn't much to see as the waterfall is indistinguishable from the stream you cross several times. Plan to get your feet wet and then do the extra mile or so to the Lookout trail and you'll do great.

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Katherine Smith reviewed Mountain Top Trail Loop
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarOctober 17, 2017
Hiking

I picked this trail because other reviews said there are great views at the top. I went in October when the leaves are just starting to change color. At the top, you can’t see much through the trees. So the view from there was nil. There is a spot or two on the way up where you can see the main lake in Douthat State Park. It’s a steady climb and the trail is challenging, but don’t pick it if you’re looking forward to great views.

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ANDREW MCMAHAN reviewed Douthat State Park Loop
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 17, 2017

Amazing weekend at Douthat, this park is everything your minds eye has envisioned! Gorgeous any time of year, the photos do not do it justice.

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.Mountain Laurel . reviewed Mountain Top Trail Loop
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 20, 2017

In Douthat Park, I took Ross Trail past the Lake, heading north on the right. That led me to Mountain Top Trail. When it seemed I reach the top because there were rocks and craggy trees and I could see 360° around, I went off the path of it to get a closer look at the rock formations and amazing trees and lost track of the trail a bit... Following the yellow blaze for Mountain Top Trail to head back, and realizing I was actually gaining elevation... I took out my Alltrails app and was very glad that I had connection! I truly don't know how that works when I could not send texts but I am thankful it did. A God send. Because it showed that I was going in the wrong direction and would have spent the night in the woods! So having a fully charged phone is another thing to add to my list of things to bring on a hiking expedition. (I was down to 20%) Thank you AllTraills. I love your topographical map that works with GPS!

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Christopher Creech reviewed Stony Run Trail
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Advertised as a 4.2 mile out and back trail. This is not the case. water fall along trail is weak sauce. The name says it all, nothing but stones the first mile and a half to aggravate your knees. On the positive side, it's rated as difficult so you most likely won't be running into other hikers. Beautiful scenery with the exception of a few thick vegetation spots. Bring food.

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Ashley W reviewed Douthat State Park Loop
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarApril 24, 2017

Wonderful, easy to get to, outdoor getaway. Love douthat!

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Emma Gesiriech reviewed Douthat State Park Loop
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarDecember 28, 2016

Great view, awesome trails. It's worth the drive!

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Lesley Newton reviewed Stony Run Trail
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Hiking

Good trail to descend from Blue Suck Falls trail and the Tuscarora Overlook. Well maintained. The trail gets very narrow I'm certain parts and the loose rocks are a little much after a mile or so. This trail crosses over Stony Run Creek several times. Note: part of this trail is shared with horses... Beware of the manure!

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Terri Herr reviewed Mountain Top Trail Loop
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Hiking
First to Review

Went hiking on a hot July day. Was nicely shaded so we were not dying from the sun yet...Beautiful views, not too difficult. Highly recommend this trail!

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Lindsey Tyree reviewed Stony Run Trail
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Hiking

Great trail for descending from Tuscarora Overlook trail. There is close to 10 switchbacks going up past Stony Run Falls. The trail is well maintained and is an excellent opportunity for hiking or mountain biking.

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