Yaccrs Run Trail (Forest Trail #658)
Yaccr’s Run Trail is a moderate hike with stream crossings and some short steep climbs. The well-marked trail winds around the recreation area in the hollows and on the small ridge tops. The hollows and ridges provide a great diversity in plant species. Rhododendron, wildflowers, and other moist site species are visible in the hollows, while yellow pines and scarlet oaks are abundant on the ridges. Yaccr’s Run Trail begins with a climb to the top of a small ridge. It follows along the ridgetop and provides a view of the valley and mountains. The trail continues up the ridge gaining altitude until it intersects Anthony’s Knob Trail. From there it turns east and drops down to Blue Suck Branch and the intersection of the Blue Suck Run Trail. Continuing east, the trail crosses Blue Suck Branch and during wet periods it will be difficult for hikers to remain dry. From Blue Suck Branch the trail climbs to another ridge top that offers a good view of North Mountain. From that ridge it winds down into a drain, and crosses over to Downy Branch. After crossing Downy Branch the trail intersects and follows the North Mountain Trail on the side of a ridge and down into the recreation area. Yaccr’s Run Trail can be hiked from either direction. It is a short and enjoyable hike for the entire family with a great diversity in terrain.
Trail Open To:
At a Glance
|Open Season:||Open year round|
|Closest Towns:||Longdale Furnace, VA - ALLEGHANY COUNTY|
|Water:||No drinking water available. All water taken from natural sources should be purified before use.|
|Restroom:||Vault Toilet at Longdale Recreation Area; Open Year Round|
|Operated By:||James River Ranger District: (540) 962 - 2214|
|Information Center:||Trail is located on National Geographic/Trails Illustrated Map #788. 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.|
From I-64: Take exit 35 and travel west on SR 60 for approximately 2.1 miles. Turn left into Longdale Recreation Area and continue to the last parking area on the right.
- Trail Length: 3.00 miles
- Blazes: Blue
- Trail Difficulty: Moderate
- Connecting Trails: FT #460 - Anthony Knob Trail, FT #666 - Blue Suck Run Trail, and FT #467 - North Mountain Trail
- Elevation: 1380 to 1500 feet
Trail Access Points (Approximate LAT/LONG):
- LAT 37.7923 LONG -79.7041
- Lat/Long Conversion Table
- 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.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information