Hiking The Tract Fork Trail

The 19th most popular hiking trail in Virginia.

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Located 13 miles northeast of Wytheville in western Virginia, the Tract Fork Trail is a wide hiking trail along Tract Fork Creek. The yellow-blazed trail runs 4 mile one-way between trailheads at Tract Mountain and Walker Mountain. A nice side trail is the orange-blazed Polecat Trail which runs 1.5 miles to FS707 along the Peak Creek drainage basin.

To reach the hiking trailhead from Wytheville, follow SR603 north for four miles. At SR600, proceed east for 9 miles to the parking area at the top of Walker Mountain.

Overall, Tract Fork Trail is the 19th most popular hiking trail of all 23 hikes in Virginia. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Tract Fork Trail including Seven Sisters Trail, Devils Fork Loop Trail, Trails Of Dismal, Crawfish/Channel Rock Trails and Laurel Fork Trail.


Local Contact(s):  Jefferson National Forest (703) 228-5551; Virginia Tourism (800) 847-4882.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Virginia" from Bill Burnham

Best Season:  May - Sept.

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Luxury Loding:  Winter Green Resort (800) 325-2200

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/gwj/

GPS:  37.06436, -80.94405

Date Published:  4/2/2016

Date Updated:  7/21/2016

ID:  14751


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