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Mountain Side Trail

  Finally, hiking time is here again, and if you happen to be in Bath County of Virginia, Mountain Side Trail is a great local trail for doing a bit of leg stretching. Places like Douthat State Park are good to explore, and there are some great whitewater spots on Cowpasture River. Douthat Dam is a place that is near Mountain Side Trail. You'll need more than a day to look at everything Mountain Side Trail has to offer, you can camp at Buckhorn Store And Campground.
    While you're here at Mountain Side Trail you will meet lots of folks from nearby Clifton Forge, and needless to say Dry Run flows through this area. Beards Gap is right next door to Mountain Side Trail and is definitely a good location
to stop at, and if you come at the right time of year, Wilson Creek offers some splendid whitewater. Man, is there loads of exciting stuff to do near Mountain Side Trail. There's some flowing water nearby, Stony Run is a stream you can pop by while you're here. There's so much to do here at Mountain Side Trail that you need to camp here for a while, The Buckhorne Family Campground is a great place for that. Mountain Side Trail gets lots of water. The wettest  
month of the year is usually July, that's the one that rains the most while December is commonly the driest month. Through the summertime highs here at Mountain Side Trail get into the 80's while overnight lows are commonly in the 50's.

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These outdoors activities are available near Mountain Side Trail.
 Trails Near Mountain Side Trail:
Ellis Trail, Bath County , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mountain Side Trail:
Douthat State Park - Lakeside, Clifton Forge , 1 miles away
Douthat State Park - White Oak, Clifton Forge , 1 miles away
Douthat State Park - Whispering Pines Horse Camp, Clifton Forge , 3 miles away
Buckhorn Store And Campground, Clifton Forge , 3 miles away
The Buckhorne Family Campground, Clifton Forge , 3 miles away
 Whitewater Near Mountain Side Trail:
Wilson Creek, Alleghany County , 1 miles away, Class II-III - 7.5 miles long (Douthat Park Dam to Jackson River)
Cowpasture River, Botetourt County , 4 miles away, Class I-II - 13.5 miles long (Griffith to James River)
Simpson Creek, Alleghany County , 10 miles away, Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Truckstop to Route 60)
Jackson River, Alleghany County , 12 miles away, Class I-II - 42.5 miles long (Gathright Dam to James River)
Roaring Run, Botetourt County , 14 miles away, Class V+ - 1.2 miles long (County line to Recreation Area)
 Public Lands Near Mountain Side Trail:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 40 miles away
Douthat State Park, Virginia , 2 miles away
Seneca State Forest, West Virginia , 25 miles away
Watoga State Park, West Virginia , 27 miles away
 Hotels Near Mountain Side Trail:
The Omni Homestead Resort, Hot Springs , 6 miles away
Oak Tree Inn Low Moor, Low Moor , 9 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Covington, Covington , 14 miles away
BEST WESTERN Mountain View, Covington , 14 miles away
Holiday Inn Express COVINGTON, Covington , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Mountain Side Trail
Pike Pond, Alleghany County , 8 miles away
Lake Moomaw, Alleghany County , 12 miles away

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