LAUREL FORK (FT# 206) - ClinchRD

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 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: Vault Toilet at North Fork of Pound Resevoir Parking Lot; Open Year Round.
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:  Travel north on Highway 23 to the last exit for Pound, VA, and turn left onto SR 630.  Follow for 0.9 miles to the parking lot of the North Fork of Pound Reservoir.  The beginning of the trail is to the left of the vault toilets adjacent to the parking lot.

General Notes:
  • Trail Length:  1.40 miles
  • Blazes:  Yellow
  • Trail Difficulty:  Moderate
  • Connecting Trails:  None
  • Elevation:  1580 to 1800 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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