Explore the most popular nature trips trails near Clearville with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Nice trail - parts are very rocky - great view at the Mason-Dixon Line.

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11 months ago

Fun trail with some rock gardens. Only 1.25 miles to where it intersects with Sweet Root trail.

Monday, June 05, 2017

Wide trail. Be on the lookout for rattlers!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Very beautiful in the beginning with rhododendrons over a stream. Then it opens to a wide uphill trail which will have nice views in the fall.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Nice prep hike for Philmont.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

This was an extremely easy trail to follow. We parked just below Kings Gap Environmental Education Center after getting a description of the trail from a ranger. The trail starts at the trail head marked for Maple Hollow and Scenic Vista trails. Follow Scenic Vist trail heads until it splits off to the right. You'll continue straight ahead following the yellow blazes. There are a few spots where the blazes are basically in the middle of an intersection which was annoying, but common sense proved to be all that we needed and we'd see another yellow blaze down the path we'd chosen.

Maybe 1.5 miles in, the trail crosses Ridge Rd. Just as the ranger said, it looks a little confusing, but just walk across the rd and it will be clear where the trail starts off from again.

We combined this hike with a walk past Fuller Lake onto the Appalachian Trail and a visit to Pole Steeple above Laurel Lake before hiking back along Cold Springs Rd before retracing our steps for the last 1.5 miles to our car. Buck Ridge itself is 6 miles one way. We ended up hiking around 14.8 (including the two miles we hitch hiked to avoid getting stuck in the woods at nightfall.)

11 months ago

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Monday, May 09, 2016