Crystal Springs Loop

MODERATE 7 reviews

Crystal Springs Loop is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near West Piney, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
347 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

snow

This loop is part of the original grant funded trail system that opened in 2010 at Crystal Springs Recreation Area. The trail climbs gently up the side of the ridge and skirts its way through an open hardwood forest to the old reservoir on Venrick Run. The reservoir was built in the early 1900's with hopes it would provide water for the Town of Wytheville. There wasn't enough year round water flow so eventually it was abandoned and filled with sand after a forest fire road allowed sand to be washed into the creek. In places you can see parts of the old waterline, especially along Waterline Trail. Follow Crystal Springs Loop adjacent to the creek back to the parking area.

6 months ago

Trails are pretty nice. Just a little muddy from the snow a few days ago. Everything is marked very well so you shouldn't get lost.

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8 months ago

Hiked this trail many times, recently and years ago when it was first made and full of roots and stumps. Trail has much improved from use. Not sure why it is just now becoming visible on this app but happy it finally has!

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2 months ago

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6 months ago

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

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Monday, June 22, 2015

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Monday, June 22, 2015