John's Creek Mountain Trail

EASY 1 reviews

John's Creek Mountain Trail is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Captain, Virginia that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from February until November.

DISTANCE
6.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1650 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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3 months ago

Trail was easy to find. Off Virginia 601, take the A.T. East up a steep climb for a half a mile. The Johns Creek Mt. Trail goes off the A.T. to the left. The trail has places where there is no path or blaze and you have to scout to find the trail. Ate lunch on top overlooking Gap Mt. to the south-east. I was surprised by a large black bear sliding out of a tree twenty-five feet from where I was sitting. It took off down the ridge, I decided it was time to go back. On the way back, I again heard the tell tale sound of a bear sliding down a tree and then the thump of it hitting earth. I did not see this one, which worried me more. What a day.
Mike Furey