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Ellis Trail

  I'm looking for a good trail to do in the winter with some hot or warm springs to enjoy along the way...oh yeah...in Virginia... any ideas?
Says Ray

It's a long drive from Roanoke to Ellis Trail but you always have a good time when you're hiking along it. Spending too much time indoors got you down? No problem, Ellis Trail in Bath County, Virginia is a perfect place for getting out. A splendid spot to camp here at Ellis Trail is Blowing Springs Campground,
    and obviously Hoover Run flows through this neighborhood. Get your heart pumping on the great whitewater of Wilson Creek; let's not forget Cowardin Run which is a stream that you may encounter during your stay. You donít have to go
far from Ellis Trail to catch a glimpse of the water at Lake Bacova Dam. Don't leave Ellis Trail without first paying a visit to Grose Spring, and nearby Coles Hollow is a tremendous spot to go. Why not camp at Hidden Valley Campground since you're here at Ellis Trail; Ellis Trail is not far at all from Bacova. But wait, there's more to do in the vicinity of Ellis Trail. You can run the rapids of Back Creek - Jackson Tributary right next door to Ellis Trail, and  
Douthat State Park is a scenic location any time of year. High temperatures at Ellis Trail throughout the days of summer are in the 80's with nighttime lows in the 50's. During the wintertime highs are mostly in the 30's; night lows in the 10's for Ellis Trail.


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These outdoors activities are available near Ellis Trail.
 Campgrounds Near Ellis Trail:
Blowing Springs Campground, Bath County , 3 miles away
Hidden Valley Campground, Bath County , 3 miles away
Virginia Power, Warm Springs , 4 miles away
McClintic Point Primitive Campground, Bath County , 6 miles away
Back Creek Recreation Area - Dominion Power, Bacova , 8 miles away
 Whitewater Near Ellis Trail:
Wilson Creek, Alleghany County , 8 miles away, Class II-III - 7.5 miles long (Douthat Park Dam to Jackson River)
Back Creek - Jackson Tributary, Bath County , 9 miles away, Class I-III - 17.5 miles long (Bath County Pumped Storage Facility to Jackson River)
Jackson River, Alleghany County , 9 miles away, Class I-II - 42.5 miles long (Gathright Dam to James River)
Cowpasture River, Botetourt County , 13 miles away, Class I-II - 13.5 miles long (Griffith to James River)
Greenbrier River, Pocahontas County , 17 miles away, Class I-II - 9.9 miles long (Laurel Run to Marlinton)
 Public Lands Near Ellis Trail:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 48 miles away
Douthat State Park, Virginia , 9 miles away
Seneca State Forest, West Virginia , 17 miles away
Watoga State Park, West Virginia , 21 miles away
 Hotels Near Ellis Trail:
The Omni Homestead Resort, Hot Springs , 3 miles away
Oak Tree Inn Low Moor, Low Moor , 14 miles away
BEST WESTERN Mountain View, Covington , 17 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Covington, Covington , 17 miles away
Holiday Inn Express COVINGTON, Covington , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Ellis Trail
Lake Moomaw, Alleghany County , 9 miles away
Pike Pond, Alleghany County , 14 miles away

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