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Traces Trail

EASY 20 reviews
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Traces Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rileyville, Virginia that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and nature trips and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.6 miles Elevation Gain: 232 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

muddy

hiking
3 months ago

really nice easy trail. would be good to bring the family, maybe. I parked near the campground and went counterclockwise. saw a very unafraid deer eating leaves right next to the trail. her baby was a bit farther back. overall, a really relaxing hike.

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3 months ago

Not challenging and not much to see. Maybe good for walk after dinner, but not much else. Some pointy rocks on the trail, so wear something better than barefoot running shoes.

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4 months ago

Bubba first hike

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5 months ago

This trail was easy but started with a pretty steep incline, so be prepared! We went on a Saturday evening before sunset and didn’t see many people but did see a few deer!:) we also saw bear poop so be cautious

Tue Oct 23 2018

Perfect hike to end your day after setting up your tent if you still have sunlight. Dogs are allowed

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Wed Apr 26 2017

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.

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Sat Jun 23 2018

recorded nice

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Thu Sep 14 2017

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Mon Apr 03 2017

recorded Traces Trail

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Tue Aug 23 2016