Poverty Creek Trail

MODERATE 19 reviews
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Poverty Creek Trail is a 10.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Newport, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
10.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1650 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

mountain biking
25 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

Poverty creek is one trail in the poverty creek trail system, I took horse nettle to Jacobs ladder to may apple to poverty creek. It’s a moderately difficult ~7 mile loop when done in this direction. This takes you to the top of brush mountain where there is a cell tower and a view limited by trees.

If you want a challenge, I would take my route backwards. Horse nettle is a moderate incline to the top of brush mountain while taking Jacobs ladder up has several high steps over roots, a difficult incline, and it ends in a switchback. There are some stream crossings so be prepared to get your feet wet. Overall a nice hike, but don’t expect any great views.

As one reviewer said, the poverty creek trail is a one way 7.1 mile trail, ending up being 14.2 if you go down and back. The route listed as the trail is actually a loop utilizing horse nettle, snake root, poverty creek south, skullcap, prickly pear, royale, and finally poverty creek north. You must follow these trails to hit the 10 miles listed.

hiking
Monday, March 13, 2017

Nice for an easy stroll in the woods (as long as you don't mind sharing with horses and bikes). Beautiful trees and streams.

hiking
Saturday, September 20, 2014

This trail goes from Pandapas Pond to a service road near Long Shop and is part of the Jefferson National Forest. In total, round trip it's 14.2 miles. It is used for hiking and mt. biking. It is a pretty easy hike with some slow inclines. If you are starting from the service road there is rarely anyone on this trail. There are places to park along the road. The trail can get overgrown in the raining summer months. Overall, I enjoy taking my dogs and hiking this trail.

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