Piney Ridge Trail Horseback Riding

The 25th most popular equestrian trail in Virginia.

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Northeast of Roanoke and northwest of Big Island in the Jefferson National Forest, the Piney Ridge Trail is a 3.5 mile one-way route open to horseback riding.

The Piney Ridge Trail climbs from 900 feet up to 2,450 feet to where it ends at the Sulphur Spring Trail.

To reach the trailhead from Big Island, head north on US501 for 3.5 miles. Turn west on FS54 for about 0.6 miles. Bear right on gravel logging road briefly to trailhead parking.

Overall, Piney Ridge Trail is the 25th most popular horse trail of all 35 horseback rides in Virginia. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Piney Ridge Trail including Trails Of Dismal, Tract Fork Trail, Crawfish/Channel Rock Loop, Balcony Falls Trail, Laurel Fork Trail and Sulphur Spring Trail.


Local Contact(s):  Glenwood Ranger District (540) 291-2188; Virginia Tourism (800) 847-4882.

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  37.571114, -79.391902

Date Published:  3/16/2016

Date Updated:  7/19/2016

ID:  22310


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