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Hunting Creek Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Big Island, Virginia that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from February until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.8 mi Elevation gain 1,282 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Views
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Oatmeal Ridgewalker
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HikingGreat!

I just did this trail on a rainy and supremely foggy September day. It was beautiful! We did it a little differently and had just finished the Fallingwater Cascade Trail. So, we just drove down the Parkway to the Arnold Overlook (note, there are two, use the second, we used the first. The 2nd is closer and has a larger and therefore safer pull off.) and walked down the Parkway to the AT. 1200 feet further and we found the end of the Hunting Creek trail. Took it to the bottom and returned. If you'd like, here are the exact coordinates of where the AT intersects the Parkway...37.537682, -79.495211. Perfect cell signal and google go led us right to the AT. Amazing tunneling rhodies, felt like a rabbit run. The creek and falls were gorgeous. And you get a much better workout heading down and returning uphill. Fantastic rainy day hike! Trees were gnarly and amazing.

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Myra Dendy
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Excellent trail. It has rained a lot this spring so small, rushing waterfalls to see on drive up and along trail. Lots of mossy spots and wildflowers. We asked other hiker if there was a vista as this trail ended at AT. Half a mile further after crossing the parkway to an amazing view. Well worth the easy hike to the vista. Enjoy!

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Alice Jones
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David Browne
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Moderate walk. Less than maintained trail had to navigate around fallen trees and limbs. We stopped at 2.3 miles and returned to parking area, so about 4.6 mile hike. Several switchbacks and small creek crossings. Moderate mountain views. No major heights viewing. Trail kept going past the 2.3 miles, not sure how far.

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William Coleman
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Nice moderate trail, had a lot of fun with my dog. John's review is a perfect description, with one addition. The marked trailhead parking is nearly a mile from the trailhead. I parked off the side of the road about 20 yards feet further up the road past the trailhead entrance.

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John Dean
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Trail head off a fire trail, approximately 50 yards from a gate on Hunting Creek Rd in a sharp left turn. Trail immediately ascends and follows hunting creek until it break to the right and turns into switchbacks. Tunnels of rhododendron run through the switchbacks before leveling out slightly to the beginning of a tributary of Hunting Creek. The tributary leaches out of the ground with deep holes, swampy areas and exposed roots, so watch your footing! Past the swampy area is mostly level for a short distance before ending at the Appalachian Trail just before the AT crosses the Blue Ridge Parkway to Thunder Ridge. No scenic views, lots of small waterfalls, wildflowers in season, marked with blue blazes.

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Blake Brown
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Clive A. Hillyard
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Oatmeal Ridgewalker
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Jim Harding
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Amber Mooneyham
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Kimberly Watkins
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Josh Hafner
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