G. Richard Thompson Wildlife Trail

EASY 18 reviews

G. Richard Thompson Wildlife Trail is a 17.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Linden, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
17.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3602 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

Positives - The incline up the north trail is pretty decent, so a nice workout on glutes.

Negative - I really came for the "view" on my workout but there wasn't a scenic view at all.

trail running
3 months ago

The AT is pretty much always awesome. Prefer the bigger mountains (and associated views) just a bit farther away but this is a great place to hike and run whether it be north or south on the AT from here.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

nice ..

backpacking
7 months ago

I am section hiking the AT, this was one of the longer days. Dropped a car at Tucker's Lane off RT55 in Linden, VA then drove to Sky Meadow park as the jump off. It's 2 miles up hill to get to AT. Once on the AT its very moderate through out. Total hike was about 12 miles.

hiking
7 months ago

It was a moderate trail. I recorded about 6 miles but my map only started to record the return trip which was 3.2. It was fun not many people and I saw about 10 dears. There might be some bears around, I saw lots of scat on the actual trail but didn't see a bear (thank god! ).

7 months ago

Great walk

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
Wednesday, May 04, 2016

First real hike reasonably intense!

hiking
Monday, May 02, 2016

Great show - the Trillium were in bloom

camping
Friday, January 15, 2016

Over- nighted this one!!

hiking
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

hiking
Sunday, November 08, 2015

hiking
Sunday, January 06, 2013