Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Little Stony National Recreation Trail follows Little Stony Creek through a 400-foot deep and 1700-foot wide gorge along an old narrow-gauge railroad bed. Large rock outcrops, ledges, and boulders form the scenic edges along Little Stony Creek. In some areas of the trail, hikers will need to climb over and around boulders and large rocks to remain on the trail. The lower segment of the Chief Benge Scout Trail shares the same route with this trail.

Trail Open To:

Trail HikingBicycle Riding

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This site is open for recreation, however the restrooms are temporarily shut down. As section of the trail is temporarily closed due to landslides.
Fees No fee
Open Season: Open Year Round
Restrictions: A section of the trail is temporarily closed due to landslides
Closest Towns: Coeburn, VA - SCOTT COUNTY
Water: No drinking water available. All water taken from natural sources should be purified before use.
Restroom: Vault Toilet at Hanging Rock; Open First Saturday in April - Last Sunday in October
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 Coeburn VA: From the intersection of Alternate 58 and Highway 72 South, follow 72 south for 3.4 miles. Turn right on SR 664/Corder Town Road and follow for 1.1 miles. Turn left on FR 700 and follow for 1.3 miles, then turn left on FR 701. It is 0.8 miles to the Falls of Little Stony parking lot.

General Notes:
  • Trail Length:  3.00 miles
  • Blazes:  Yellow
  • Trail Difficulty:  Moderate
  • Connecting Trails: FT #401 - Chief Benge Scout Trail
  • Elevation:  1500 - 1900 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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