Gateway Trail to Jacob's Ladder to Snakeroot Loop Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews
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Gateway Trail to Jacob's Ladder to Snakeroot Loop Trail is a 7.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Blacksburg, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1837 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

old growth

mountain biking
25 days ago

fishing
1 month ago

Jukiyik

trail running
2 months ago

fairly challenging trail run, pretty much straight uphill ~2 mi up then at end of gateway can branch either way to add distance for a good out and back run

hiking
2 months ago

No views but the hike itself is through a very nice wooded area. Solid elevation gain for being so close to Tech campus. Park across the street (just a short ways down from where the trail starts) at the Heritage Park. There are many path options at the top where Jacob's Ladder trail appears, be sure to check out the trail map in the grassy area about a quarter of a mile in to see the options.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Nice little loop, nothing too special about the views but the proximity to Virginia Tech is nice

hiking
6 months ago

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

7 months ago

great trail, suprised at how well the forest service keeps it up. very well maintained. kudos to those guys

trail running
7 months ago

Wanted to start trail running. Seemed like a good one to start with. Nice scenic views.

Monday, August 01, 2016