RED FOX TRAIL (FT #205) - ClinchRD

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Historical trail located in the old "Fincastle Road" where five people were ambushed and killed at what is now known as the "Killing Rock" on May 14, 1892. 

Trail Open To:

Trail HikingBicycle RidingHorse Riding

At a Glance

Fees No fee.
Open Season: Open Year Round
Closest Towns: Pound, VA - WISE COUNTY
Water: No drinking water available. All water taken from natural sources should be purified before use.
Restroom: None
Operated By: Clinch Ranger District: (276) 679-8370
Information Center: Trail is located on National Geographic/Trails Illustrated Map #793.  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 Pound VA:  Take Highway 23 north for 3.6 miles.  Turn left on SR 667/Potterstown Road.  Follow this for 0.6 miles. Park in the wide graveled area on the right side of SR 667, then cross the road on foot and go past the Forest Service gate.  Turn left onto the old road bed and travel 0.17 miles to the trailhead on the right.

General Notes:
  • Trail Length:  1.15 miles
  • Blazes:  Yellow
  • Trail Difficulty:  Moderate
  • Connecting Trails:  None
  • Elevation:  1860 feet to 2260 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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