Straight Fork Ridge Trail (Forest Trail #204)

Area Status: Open

This trail is a moderately difficult multiple-use trail connecting the Devil's Fork Trail (Forest Trail #210) to Forest Road #237.

Trail Open To:

Trail HikingBicycle RidingHorse Riding

At a Glance

Open Season: Trail is open all year.
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.   
Closest Towns: Norton, VA - Scott County
Water: No drinking water available. 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: Clinch Ranger District: (276) 679-8370
Information Center: For more information contact: Clinch Ranger District 1700 Park Avenue SW, Norton, VA 24273. 276-679-8370 Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 12:00 and 12:30 - 4:30 Current weather conditions for Pound, VA:

General Information


From Norton, VA:  Follow SR 619 south from Norton 4.0 miles. Turn right onto FR 237 and follow it southwest for 4.0 miles to the trailhead.  The southern end of the trail can be accessed by foot off the Devil's Fork Loop.

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  Area/Length : 
1.18 miles

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  Elevation : 
2760 - 3435 feet