Little Mountain Falls Trail Loop

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Little Mountain Falls Trail Loop is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Stuart, Virginia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
679 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Martinsville, VA: Fairy Stone is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Take Rt. 58 or Rt. 8 off the Blue Ridge Parkway and head north on Rt. 57. From Martinsville, Virginia take Rt. 57 west for approximately 10-12 miles. After entering the park, veer left and park by the amphitheater. The trailhead is located there.

2 months ago

This is not “out & back” ; it is a loop. The paper map from the park is kinda vague. Was not clear where to park or begin. My advice: Park at the first “trailhead parking” lot on the left a little ways past the beach parking. You’ll see a little amphitheater. The trails begin across the street from this lot. Hike straight towards the campground past 2 yurts. The bathroom in the campgrounds is exceptionally clean! I did not see any trail markers in the campground. Right beside the first campsite you’ll see a paved road blocked by a park gate. This is where the orange trail starts. I hiked counterclockwise. Great little trail. Pretty rocks & ferns. Nice bench with a view. There are 5 creek crossings on the second half of the trail. No bridges, but easy to hop. When the orange trail markers end, you’ll momentarily follow the blue trail, then it changes to yellow, then white and shortly brings you back past the yurts to the parking lot where you started. Only saw one human the whole day :)

3 months ago

Offers a little bit of everything - modest climb, well maintained trails, water crossings, and a scenic view. Didn't find it to been too challenging, but was pleased to see very little trail traffic.

horseback riding
4 months ago

Great for riding horses. Great short day trail!

horseback riding
4 months ago

Great horse trail. Only takes about 3 hours . Great day ride

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5 months ago

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10 months ago

It’s important to mention that this is a trail someone mapped out on their own, on All Trails, it is a combination of the Beach Trail and Little Mountain Trail. Once on the trails, they’re nicely marked and distinguished. Because it seems we hike every trail backwards, by accident, it’s also important to mention that hiking this trail clockwise (heading towards the over look and then to The waterfall) is probably easier. Going counter clockwise isn’t super difficult, it’s just a steady incline for a longer period of time.
Beautiful views at the lookout.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Very nice trail with no people

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Overall, I enjoyed the trail. However, while on it I was wondering why it was labeled hard, there wasn't too many inclines. As we were approaching the waterfall it was a moderately steep down hill slope. It seems as though if we started going to the left side of the loop from the trail head we would have done more climbing. Wish we would have known that from the beginning! It would be worth going back again and trying the trail counterclockwise!

hiking
Saturday, November 19, 2016

A very family-friendly state park with several nice trails and a lot to do and explore. We will need to come back in the summer with the kids to take full advantage of it. This was initially a general entry for the park trails. More trails have since been added to the database.

camping
Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Amazing Park! Camped for a weekend. Campground was small and private. Fished, swam in beached area with a "Lilly pad" filled with kid friendly floats anchored to beach. Trails were beautiful with water. Overall great experience and many plans to return.

Monday, June 13, 2016

don't even waste your time Park is a waste of money nobody knows how to maintain a trail nothing is Mark and whoever that heck decided to make a map use to go back to Matt drawings class cuz they're morons

hiking
Wednesday, September 09, 2015

I visited in September. The waterfall was barely a trickle, but I can see how it would be a nice sight when the creek is running higher. The trail is about half up, then half down. Demanding in a few sections, but okay otherwise. A few creek crossings may be muddy. There are some sections that are steep, but it's not too bad. Good views at the top. This trail connects with several others in the park.

hiking
Friday, January 23, 2015

Beautiful lake located in Ferrum near the park. Secluded and undeveloped I will go back a bring my kayak. Fairy stone is nice and would be a good place for kids to hike and look for fairy stones.

Monday, October 20, 2014

A great park for family camping. The lake is a great place to swim and play in the summer. Campsites are well maintained and in close proximity to a bath house. The bath house was clean and well lit.

Campsites have a picnic table, fire ring with grate, and flat tent pad. There are RV spots with all the appropriate hook ups as well.

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