Bluebell Island to Sugar Hill Trail

EASY 7 reviews

Bluebell Island to Sugar Hill Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near St. Paul, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.8 miles Elevation Gain: 321 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching


wild flowers


Unique riverside walk through Bluebell Island Preserve to the Sugar Hill Trail System in St. Paul, Virginia Approximately 2-mile hike through both a picturesque floodplain forming a preserve along the Clinch River and idyllic downtown St. Paul, Virginia. This unique trail connects the Bluebell Island Preserve with the Sugar Hill Trail System just outside St. Paul, passing through downtown along the way. This forms one of the only trails that directly follows the Clinch River - one of North America's most biodiverse rivers - along the waterway's entire route. A much longer hike may be produced by piecing together trails at the Sugar Hill Trail system, located at the trail's western terminus. One beautiful, 8-mile out-and-back can be created by hiking this trail to its western terminus and then following the Riverside Trail several additional miles to St. Paul Falls (see linked guide on this map's POI).

Thu Feb 14 2019

Nothing special and is usually washed out. Sugar Hill Loop is better and just down the road. Still a nice and peaceful walk. A decent amount of trash.

Sat Apr 15 2017

Very pretty and quiet. Just the sounds of the river

Sun Mar 05 2017

Nice trail, took dogs-everyone had a good time.

Sun Jan 13 2019

Sun Aug 26 2018

Sat Oct 15 2016