Mint Springs Valley Park Trails

MODERATE 15 reviews
#5 of 8 trails in

Mint Springs Valley Park Trails is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Crozet, Virginia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
360 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Great little county park with fantastic trails, a lake for fishing and relaxing on the beach, small playground and picnic areas. A real jewel of a small park. The trails feature differing grades from steep climbs with many switch-backs to a casual fire road trail and a few flat spots.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked the Fire Trail to Big Survey Trail and then reconnected with Fire Trail all the way back to the swimming area. Great hike but saw a lost dog up the side of the mountain with no owner. When I asked the guard about it, he said nobody had reported a dog missing. Hope he's OK since there was nobody around and he was very skittish and wouldn't come to us.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

The Fire trail is rough, but lovely. I'm currently at the "top" deciding to go either left to the rest of the fire trail or to the right and go on the Big Survey Trail. Since I seriously underestimated the climb and the rocks (after an ankle injury) I think I'll just head back down. Thank goodness for this lovely bench at the fork in the road!

Oh-and while the trail is fairly clear, there are zero trail markers.

backpacking
Sunday, October 16, 2016

Small trail, 2.1 miles. Great for new hikers, kids and pets. 2 small lakes, trails are well marked but have lots of crossroads, could easily lose your way if your not following the map on the app.

Lots of squirrels and small animals, small amount of human foot traffic on trail in October. No fee to get into the park this late in the season but there was a station that looked like they charge during the summer.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Monday, August 01, 2016

Saturday, April 09, 2016

The Fire Trail was a little difficult (uphill and rocky), but it was beautiful!

hiking
Friday, April 01, 2016

hiking
Sunday, February 28, 2016

Nice trail for a hike in the snow!