Laurel Fork Trail Horseback Riding

The 14th most popular equestrian trail in Virginia.

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North of Wise near Pound in the Jefferson National Forest, the Laurel Fork Trail is a 20 mile horseback ride along an old railroad grade that crosses Laurel Fork Creek several times.

To reach the horseback riding trailhead, follow US23 to Pound. Turn west on SR630 and follow to Pound Launch Ramp. The trail begins near the parking lot and follows the lake shore and stream before crossing a steep ridge. The trail ends at Laurel Fork Primitive Campsite

Overall, Laurel Fork Trail is the 14th most popular horse trail of all 35 horseback rides in Virginia. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Laurel Fork Trail including Trails Of Dismal, Tract Fork Trail, Crawfish/Channel Rock Loop, Balcony Falls Trail, Piney Ridge Trail and Sulphur Spring Trail.


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

Best Season:  May - Sept.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  37.12428, -82.63556

Date Published:  3/16/2016

Date Updated:  8/4/2016

ID:  14650


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