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

Ferrum, Virginia Map
3 months ago

We hike Smart View every year and it’s always a delight. Enough challenge to keep it interesting. Beautiful forest, creeks, and scenery. We didn’t see anyone else on the trail - only picnickers nearby. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Good leg-stretching trail. Not too crazy difficult but a decent workout. Best view is the one next to the cabin.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

This was an okay trail. i didnt find it to be moderate. was an easier hike in my opinion. the old cabin and the view that goes along with it was definitely awesome.

Monday, November 28, 2016

A lightly traveled 2.6 mile scenic loop trail at Smart View Recreation Area on the Blue Ridge Parkway (milepost 154.5). It includes meadows with split rail fences, a couple bridges over streams and a pretty walk through the forest. There is also a late nineteenth century cabin with 'a right smart view.' You can shorten the hike by using a connector trail.

Monday, February 03, 2014

Came across this while driving down the parkway, stopped and thought why not. It was a moderate trail, some parts were harder than others, but overall this was a really good trail. I can't wait to do it again.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

This was one of my favorite trails because it's flexible - could make it easy/short or a bit longer/moderate. Has a creek, and nice lookout. A portion of it is near the parkway so you could hear traffic, but not too bad. I like starting on the south side as it's slower incline, for about a mile or so. Then you go down/flat, then an incline again by the creek, and a nice cool-down for the last quarter mile, by the parkway. Just perfect, because you can change your mind half-way - if you planned a short run, you can extend, and if you planned a long run but not feeling it, you can cut it in several places. Somewhat popular in the summer because of the picnic areas that are there, but great on weekdays for a quick breather.

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