Traces Trail

EASY 3 reviews
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Traces Trail is a 1.4 mile loop trail located near Rileyville, Virginia that features a great forest setting. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
236 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

The Traces Trail is an easy hike in the woods around the Mathews Arm camping area. The trail is well marked with blue blazes, and concrete pillars at every intersection. There weren't many traces of previous civilizations. The NPS map says the trail is 1.7 miles. The nearest bathroom is at the Elkwallow Wayside, MP 24.

Normally, parking for the trail head is at the east end of the amphitheater. When the campground is closed, parking is at MP 21.1, but this adds another 2.5 miles of moderate trail to the hike.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
10 months ago