Laurel Fork Trails

Laurel Fork is in the headwaters of the Potomac River in the Allegheny Mountains with elevations to 4,000'. The area is located in Highland County, Virginia and administered by the James River and Warm Springs Ranger Districts of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests.

At a Glance

Fees: No Fee
Open Season: Open year round
Restrictions: When recreating on Forest Service Lands, follow the Forest Rules for Visitors and Forest Supervisor’s Orders
Motorized use, including e-bikes, is prohibited. Trails are open to hiking, biking, and horseback riding. 

All visitors should follow Tread Lightly and Leave No Trace guidelines.   
Water: Drinking water is not provided. All water taken from natural sources should be purified before use.
Restroom: Restrooms are not available. Leave No Trace when disposing of human waste.
Operated By: Warm Springs Ranger District: 540-839-2521
Information Center: For more information contact: James River and Warm Springs Ranger District 422 Forestry Road Hot Springs, VA 24445 540-839-2521 Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 12:00 and 12:30 - 4:30

General Information

Directions: From Staunton, VA: Take US 250 west through Monterey into W. Virginia to it's intersection with west Virginia Route 28. Turn North(right) onto Rt. 28 and proceed about 6 miles to FDR 106 and the signs for the Locust Springs Recreation Area.


Lake and Pond Fishing

Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Big Game Hunting

Viewing Wildlife

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