Big Creek Trail #102
4.9 mi - Difficult - The Big Creek Trail is not only pretty, but offers many reminders of the rich history of the area. Over half of the trail is on an old railroad grade, which follows Big Creek. Railroad ties and remains of railroad camps can be seen along the course of the trail. Some of the creek crossings don’t have bridges, so be prepared to get your feet wet. After leaving Big Creek, the trail climbs to the Blue Ridge Parkway, a strenuous climb of 2,000 feet in elevation over the course of approximately 2 miles; horses are not allowed on this section of the trail. * Near the end of the trail you will cross onto Parkway land, where bikes must be carried or walked. The trail ends at a service road and rock dump, through which you will have to pick your way before reaching the Parkway itself.
Approximate Elevation Change: 2,300 feet
At a Glance
|Restrictions:||Hiking trail: Foot traffic (sections open for mountain bike and/or equestrian use).|
|Operated By:||US Forest Service|