Bobby's Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews

Bobby's Trail is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sugar Grove, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.3 miles Elevation Gain: 370 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



wild flowers


Monday, September 14, 2015

I did this trail as an out and back today as part of a 10 mile wilderness hike. The trail starts as a side trail on the AT between Dickey Gap and Trimpi AT shelter and is marked with blue blazes although barely visible. From the AT this one mile trail was completely all downhill about 400 feet. It ended where it met with the Virginia Highlands Horse Trail but a sign on the AT said it would go all the way to Raccoon Branch Campground (3 miles point to point). There was a campsite with a privy on this trail so presumably plenty of AT hikers use this spot to camp. When I got to the campsite I lost the trail but found it crossing a creek to the right (south) side of the site as I approached it from the AT. The privy was 50 feet uphill (north) of the campsite. While the trail was less maintained than the AT it was not a bushwhack situation. There are a couple of creek crossings and a few damp areas where feeder streams are making their way to Raccoon Branch. I saw some of the most peculiar types of fungus on this visit (pics uploaded). I tracked this trail (one way) in the app if you want to follow it.

11 months ago

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