Seven Sisters Trail

HARD 10 reviews
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Seven Sisters Trail is a 8.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Wytheville, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

8.5 miles
1,364 feet

dogs on leash



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


I-77 North from Wytheville, exit 47. Turn left onto 717 and follow for about 2 miles. Parking area will be on the left.

3 months ago

This is a difficult hike, especially if the trail is wet as portions are very narrow with loose rock.

3 months ago

I started from the campground and walked up on top of Little Walker Mountain and along the ridge before descending back down towards the creek and trailhead on 717. There were a couple of medium sized wild game birds that took of flying. After taking a break at the picnic area I decided it would be more interesting to follow East Stony Fork back to the campground rather than either walking back the trail or following 717 back. The walk down through and along the stream was challenging at times, but it is definitely worth it if you are not in a hurry because that was the most scenic portion of the whole day. There are a couple of small water falls to look at and other stone outcroppings that stand out next to the stream. Plus, the sound of the rushing water is very soothing. Some parts of that portion are open and easy while others have a lot of brush, fallen timber and rhododendron thickets. I’d definitely do the trail again and would like to try trout fishing along East Fork.

11 months ago

I started at Stony Fork campground and this hike off the recommendation of a lady at the visitor center on I-77. I should have specified I would like a hike with a view. As far as a tough hike this was definitely a good way to go. I'm sure the views would have been great if not for all the trees. I should have read other reviews or I may not have done this hike just because of the 3 mile walk back on the road.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

loved the hike, didn't love being dropped out 3 miles from my trail head and car.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

This trail is not bad for exercise, like others have said, the first mile is not bad. It has many wildflowers to see, but then after the first mile, it becomes really steep, and the views are not too grand. the sign at the top, shows the highest point 3,310 ft. That was the only view at the top. In order to get back to your vehicle, you can either go back the same way on the trail or walk along Kenning Rd.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Beautiful forest canopy. Definitely not for novice hikers, I would not recommend for mountain biking. Is so expert only.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

good hike..starts out easy first mile then it gets pretty steep. Not a lot of surrounding views but enjoyed the coverage on a hot day.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Very nice trail. Difficult if not using the mountain biking single track to get to the top of the ridge.

Very nice views.

trail running
Thursday, September 13, 2012

Good hill intervals.

Saturday, July 30, 2016