Back Creek Trail travels along Back Creek, which is a stocked trout stream with several deep pools that are inviting for fishing and swimming.

Trail Open To:

Trail HikingBicycle RidingHorse Riding

At a Glance

Fees No fee
Open Season: Open Year Round
Closest Towns: Warm Springs, VA - BATH COUNTY
Water: No drinking water available. All water taken from natural sources should be purified before use.
Restroom: Vault Toilet at Blowing Springs Campground, Open Seasonally
Operated By: Warm Springs Ranger District: (540) 839 - 2521
Information Center: Trail is located on National Geographic/Trails Illustrated Map #788.  It is recommended that all trail users carry a reliable map at all times.  Maps may be purchased at some local District Ranger Stations, at outdoor retail locations or by visiting the National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated website.

General Information


From Warm Springs: Take Highway 39 west for 9.9 miles. Make a left into the Blowing Springs campground and park at the Trailhead parking lot past campsite # 17. The trail begins through the closed gate and follows the stream south, ending on the private land boundary.

General Notes:
  • Trail Length:  1.31 miles
  • Blazes:  Blue
  • Trail Difficulty:  Easy
  • Connecting Trails:  None
  • Elevation:  1755 feet to 1800 feet
  • Trail Access Points (Approximate LAT/LONG):
  • Trail Etiquette:  Trail etiquette for multiple use trails calls for horses to have the right-of-way.  Hikers should yield to horses.  Bicyclists should yield to horses and hikers.  Horse riders are responsible for the control of their horse at all times.

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