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

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mountain biking
1 month ago

Nice trail for hiking, running, and mountain biking. I rode part of this trail with my Mountain bike. Decent trail for a new rider though there are some rocky spots. The map listed on here combines some other trails instead of just the Poverty Creek Trail. I plan to ride the whole route in the future.

mountain biking
2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Poverty creek is one trail in the poverty creek trail system, I took horse nettle to Jacobs ladder to may apple to poverty creek. It’s a moderately difficult ~7 mile loop when done in this direction. This takes you to the top of brush mountain where there is a cell tower and a view limited by trees.

If you want a challenge, I would take my route backwards. Horse nettle is a moderate incline to the top of brush mountain while taking Jacobs ladder up has several high steps over roots, a difficult incline, and it ends in a switchback. There are some stream crossings so be prepared to get your feet wet. Overall a nice hike, but don’t expect any great views.

As one reviewer said, the poverty creek trail is a one way 7.1 mile trail, ending up being 14.2 if you go down and back. The route listed as the trail is actually a loop utilizing horse nettle, snake root, poverty creek south, skullcap, prickly pear, royale, and finally poverty creek north. You must follow these trails to hit the 10 miles listed.

hiking
Monday, March 13, 2017

Nice for an easy stroll in the woods (as long as you don't mind sharing with horses and bikes). Beautiful trees and streams.

Fun easy family hike to Keffer Oak from parking lot.

mountain biking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

Lot to see. It was a hard ride but worth it.

mountain biking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

Beautiful ride but it was a workout.

hiking
Saturday, September 20, 2014

This trail goes from Pandapas Pond to a service road near Long Shop and is part of the Jefferson National Forest. In total, round trip it's 14.2 miles. It is used for hiking and mt. biking. It is a pretty easy hike with some slow inclines. If you are starting from the service road there is rarely anyone on this trail. There are places to park along the road. The trail can get overgrown in the raining summer months. Overall, I enjoy taking my dogs and hiking this trail.

hiking
Saturday, June 09, 2012

lil difficult but fun

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4 months ago

on Poverty Creek Trail

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Tuesday, July 04, 2017

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