Iron Mine Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews
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Iron Mine Trail is a 1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Stuart, Virginia that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
246 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

mountain biking

walking

cave

lake

views

1.1 mile trail that offers great views of Fairystone Lake and numerous iron mines. Has numerous switchbacks as you climb the mountain.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice trail

hiking
Saturday, November 19, 2016

This is part of the Stuart's Knob Trail System in Fairy Stone State Park...not private property as listed here. This trail exceeded my expectations. There are several switchbacks with some elevation change for a short loop. You pass a couple old mine entrances (you need to take a short spur to get to one). The scenery is pretty, especially with some fall color remaining in the trees. There is also a very nice view looking down over the lake and the beach area. You can extend the hike by including the Stuart's Knob or Whiskey Run Trails, and there is plenty of room to park at the trailhead.

hiking
Saturday, March 26, 2016

Nice day relatively easy loop

hiking
Sunday, July 29, 2012

Trail was in good shape. Numerous switchbacks and views of several iron mines along the way. Traffic was nonexistent on the trail as we met no one else. Parking at trailhead was good. Overall it wasn't a bad trip.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
Thursday, November 17, 2016