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blowdown
rocky
1 month ago

Very adventurous short trail, you will have fun!

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over grown
rocky
2 months ago

Very nice and moderate challenge short hike. Poison ivy along most of the trail especially around cave. Benches along route. Rocky and roots around rock outcroppings and caves. It is fun to explore the many crevices and rocks around the cave. The rocks are slippery. Conditions were dry at this time. Agree that wearing pants and great hiking shoes would be a good idea.

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over grown
3 months ago

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over grown
4 months ago

This is my third time hiking this trail. I just made the loop without taking the turn off to the den. If you see my loop on the map, i did take a left on what appears to be a four wheeler trail. After going down it a bit, i decided i needed to learn where it went before going further.... it was mostly a steep downhill path. I did measure the distance from entering the meadow back to my car which was parked at the cemetery. According to map my hike, its .38 miles. Couple of things: the trail has plants pushing in from both sides at many times. Recommend wearing long pants. I also recommend having a hiking stick to knock down spider webs. For more details, see my earlier reviews.

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scramble
4 months ago

I found Devils Den Nature Preserve Trail here on AllTrails. We recently bought a house in Fancy Gap, Va, and I've been hunting local hikes. So first off............Thank you AllTrails!!! I've driven past the turn off, and never noticed it until I saw where it is on AllTrails. If you are coming up hwy 52 from Mount Airy, NC, just before you get to the parkway bridge, there is a turn off road to the left and it's Old Appalachian Trail. From there before you cross I-77, there is Cemetery Road off to the left. Take it and follow the road just past the cemetary, and turn left just past the fence. At the back corner of the fence, is one entrance to the trail. On this site it's shown as a .45 mile down and .45 mile back trail. I've uploaded several pics of the signage and the trail. As soon as I got on the trail, I was greeted by a dog who proceeded to be my guide. It's a single footpath trail, which I would describe as "lush" this time of year. After you get .45 miles down the trail you come to a fork. If you go left, you will head down to the outcroppings and I guess the cave. Since this was my first trip down, I was not sure if I was at the correct spot, and while there were several trails leading around the rocks, I decided to go back to the fork and go to the right. Well, it turns out that if you go right, it turns the hike into a 1.98 mile loop trail that is quite nice. It comes out way up the meadow and has you walking past beautiful wild flowers, and there are two turn outs that soon lead to benches with views. The first I visited would be a beautiful view after the leaves have fallen and the second had a beautiful view even now. I would rate this trail moderate plus. There is a bit of elevation change and both me and my dog guide were breathing hard on the way up the trail. I will visit this trail again and again, and truly thank whoever is responsible for making it available to the public. It appears it's on private land, and they are kind enough to share it with others. Be sure and checkout the photos.

Random hike here today on way to NC. Nice trail, easy to follow . rock formations at the end are awesome. Nice AllTrails ap find

There is parking behind the cemetery and from there you descend down a well worn trail to some rock formations and a cave. For me, this would be a five star trail during the fall when you can see out. It looks like the views would be amazing. The highlight was a small copperhead crossing the path as we were heading back to the trailhead. This trail is easy going down but toward the bottom around the cave area it would be hard for elderly or young kids.

Rock formations are great, some opportunities for great pics here.

The rock formations are amazing! Followed the trail down past the outcrops... just to see what was down there... a little waterfall. Seriously a beautiful part of the world. Saw bear poop on the trail, so, watch out for that. Saw huge beautiful wild turkeys! Park to the right of the cemetery and head into the woods from there.

quite steep. parts were washed out.

rock climbing
Sun Aug 12 2018

Not only is it dog friendly, but you may end p with a neighbor's dog tagging along! That's exactly what happened to us and he was a gem of a guide and companion. The trail is marked when you start walking up the hill but the map at the kiosk doesn't make much sense. The longer trail that you get to if you walk to the overlooks first then go down is pretty steep, and very poison ivy lined, in the path some, and longer. If you want the shorter, easier hike to save your energy for rock scrambling, walk along the cemetery when you go and go in and out that way. The ivy isn't as bad that direction, either. The rocks and nooks are crannies are amazing to climb in and around but there's TONS of poison ivy everywhere, except down in the more cave like parts so wear long pants and socks and such if you plan to scramble. It's really beautiful.

The trail down to the den is not far. It's also not an easy trail, going down or coming back up. It is well marked so that you are able to find the den. The den itself is really cool. There are several benches along the trail so you can sit down and take a break, along with beautiful views.

scenic driving
Sat Oct 29 2016

Beautiful gide. I love the Virginia mountains.

Beautiful ride. I kept going down the Blue Ridge Parkway all the way to I-64.

scenic driving
Sun Oct 23 2016

A beautiful drive that crosses the Blue Ridge Parkway and heads through Pipers Gap on the way to Galax, Virginia.

ohv/off road driving
Sat Aug 24 2013

Beautiful ride, a favorite on the Harley. That's the way to go on this ride. Nice winding roads, and fresh air. Gets you away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. Try it sometime, you will appreciate it too.

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