Hiking The Crawfish/Channel Rock Trails

The 16th most popular hiking trail in Virginia.

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Situated 9 miles west of Wytheville in the Jefferson National Forest, the Crawfish/Channel Rock Trails is a 10 mile hiking loop running from the Crawfish Valley up Brushy Mountain. The orange-blazed trail runs along dry Tennessee Valley Divide ridge, crossing the AT, descending through the Channel Rock Hollow.

To reach the hiking trailhead from Wytheville, proceed north on SR680 for 2.5 miles. At SR625, head north for 4 miles to FS227. Follow FS227 northwest for 2 miles to gate.

Overall, Crawfish/Channel Rock Trails is the 16th most popular hiking trail of all 23 hikes in Virginia. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Crawfish/Channel Rock Trails including Seven Sisters Trail, Devils Fork Loop Trail, Trails Of Dismal, Tract Fork Trail 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:  Moderate

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

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

GPS:  36.98294, -81.29258

Date Published:  4/2/2016

Date Updated:  8/17/2016

ID:  14753


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