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Hunting Creek Trail

  I just hiked ''Hunting Creek Trail'' Saturday June, 26 2010. I would not recommend this trail to anyone. This trail shows no sign of any maintenance having been done to it for a long time. At times, due to over growth, I was not even sure that I was still on the trail. In other places it was like walking in a very rocky dry creek bed.

There are two was to get on this trail. The first is by parking at Thunder Ridge overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway
    and walking about of a mile south on the Appalachian Trail. If you start here the trail immediately starts downhill. You will then have to walk back up hill to get back to your car. I usually try to do my day hikes by starting out
going uphill so that I have the easier walk down hill after getting tired.

To get to the other end of the trail you will have to drive about 3 miles on a gravel road after you pass the sign that says end state maintenance.
Says J. Clark

Virginia has lots of outdoors activities. Hiking trails are all over the Blue Ridge Mountains where wonderful nature is waiting for you. Hunting Creek Trail is not very near Lynchburg at all but it's one
 
of those places where hiking is great.
Gotta get out of the city man, and Hunting Creek Trail in Bedford County, Virginia is such a great place. Camping at Yogi Bear's Jellystone At Natural Bridge is always a great experience, and James River is a splendid whitewater spot nearby.


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These outdoors activities are available near Hunting Creek Trail.
 Trails Near Hunting Creek Trail:
Balcony Falls Trail, Rockbridge County , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hunting Creek Trail:
Thunder Hill Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Natural Bridge Station , 1 miles away
Hopper Creek Group, Natural Bridge Station , 2 miles away
Yogi Bear's Jellystone At Natural Bridge, Natural Bridge Station , 4 miles away
Cave Mountain Lake, Natural Bridge Station , 4 miles away
Cornelius Creek Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Natural Bridge Station , 5 miles away
 Whitewater Near Hunting Creek Trail:
James River, Rockbridge/ Amherst County , 6 miles away, Class II-III - 5 miles long (Glasgow to Snowden)
North Creek, Botetourt County , 7 miles away, Class II-IV - 2.5 miles long (Campground to Jennings Creek)
James River, Amherst/ Bedford County , 7 miles away, Class I-II - 29 miles long (Snowden to Six Mile)
Jennings Creek, Botetourt County , 9 miles away, Class II-III - 4.5 miles long (Route 614 to James River)
Hay's Creek, Rockbridge County , 14 miles away, Class II-III(V+) - 1.25 miles long (Eastfields to Walker's Creek)
 Public Lands Near Hunting Creek Trail:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 27 miles away
Smith Mountain Lake State Park, Virginia , 26 miles away
Douthat State Park, Virginia , 29 miles away
 Hotels Near Hunting Creek Trail:
Peaks Of Otter Lodge, Bedford , 9 miles away
Super 8 Bedford, Bedford , 12 miles away
Days Inn Bedford, Bedford , 12 miles away
Red Carpet Inn Lexington, Lexington , 13 miles away
Days Inn Lexington, Lexington , 15 miles away

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