STRAIGHT FORK RIDGE (FT#204) - Clinch RD

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

This trail is a moderately difficult multiple-use trail on the Jefferson National Forest.

Trail Open To:

Trail HikingBicycle RidingHorse Riding

At a Glance

Fees No fee.
Open Season: Open Year Round
Closest Towns: Norton, VA - SCOTT 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

Directions:

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.


General Notes:
  • Trail Length:  1.18 miles
  • Blazes:  Blue
  • Trail Difficulty:  Moderate
  • Connecting Trails:  FT #401 - Devil's Fork Loop Trail
  • Elevation:  3760 to 3435 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.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Hiking

Hide detail HIDE

Day Hiking



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