Kennedy Ridge Trail is a 9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Stuarts Draft, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.0 miles
2,244 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips



wild flowers


Directions from Buena Vista, VA: Take U.S. 60 east to the Blue Ridge Parkway to Bald Mountain Overlook near Green Pond. The trail actually begins 3 - 4 miles north of the Parkway.

7 months ago

Parked at head of trail which is on the Sherando side of Coals Run. Went to the top and did a loop around green pond. Great after work hike. One of my other gps apps said it was 8.45mi. Some good views from the rocks that are located just off the trail. Trail is easy to follow. Watch your bearings at the top where the jeep trail crosses, there a few different trails up there.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Directions and map not accurate at all.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Great hiking trail. Top on my list the views were amazing.⛰

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Will do again. views were amazing

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Wednesday, March 18, 2015