Prospectors' Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews

Prospectors' Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Haysi, Virginia that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1030 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

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nature trips

walking

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Directions from Haysi, VA: Breaks Interstate Park is 7 miles east of Elkhorn City, Kentucky and 8 miles north of Haysi, Virginia on Rt. 80. Detailed trail maps are available at park office.

2 months ago

Not a bad hike. It has a lot of rocky areas so be prepared to slow your pace in some areas.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Nice stroll through the woods. The park could really use better markings for trails. Personally, more maps would have helped me. We stayed with the markers as best possible, but ended up walking back on the road.

5 months ago

Friday, May 27, 2016

hiking
Friday, May 27, 2016

Great short trail. Some good places for a little climbing. We did this, the Prospector's Trail, Overlook Trails, and the Laurel Branch Trail in one day easily.

hiking
Sunday, January 18, 2015

Very Nice Trail. Trail can be narrow in some places and rocky in most of it!!