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lathan888 09-20-2008 09:57 PM

Need trail help for GWNF
Hi All....I know there are several trails in the Sherando Lake/ Charlottesville area:
Kennedy Ridge
Cold Spring
Stony Run
Bald Mountain

I think I have found and run stony run...the one that starts 7mi (on the left) of coal road which is just before you hit the entrance to Sherando Lake park. It has the bus close to the end of the trail?

Where are the other trails in the area? I live in Richmond so the 1.5 hour trip to Sherando is nice. I ran some trails year ago- peters mill run, taskers gap in the GWNF but they are 2x far away, up near luray caverns.

Can anyone give me good directions to some of the trails closer to Richmond and perhaps around sherando lake area?

For those that dont know stony is a nice trail, very rocky but easily passable in a stock jeep. Toward the end there are a couple mud areas depending on rain. It is about 12 miles long....start is on coal road...7mi and the trail is on your left, not well marked...basically an open gate. It ends up on the blue ridge parkway. Some points have big rocks and hairpin turns so at times it is bumpy and slow....

Lifesgoodhere 09-20-2008 10:41 PM

Yup thats the enternce on coal road. I just found that myself eailer this week. I live less than 5 miles from that trail head. The way a usualy get on that trail is form the parkway, or from the opposite direction you went. Also their are 3 trails (and more side ones) in the big levels area. Yes their NOT well marked, thats why you mark them as you wheel them. Use orange plastic tape and wrap it around a tree at eye height. Shoe creek isn't too far from the Stony run trail, about a 30 minute drive down the mountian towards 29, then you turn on some side roads...hey next time your out this way tell me, I know this area preaty well.

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Reswob 09-20-2008 10:46 PM

NOTHING on this side of the state as far as I can tell (at least nothing 'legal').

Lifesgoodhere 09-20-2008 10:59 PM

I know of a few private land places too. I havn't talked to the landowners for awhile now, not since last winter when a bunch of guys had a party/bonfire just before a ice storm last February. I remember waking up the next morning and seeing how some of the fellas rutted up the field really bad, never heard of what the landowner thought; most likely not good. That place had a nice woods we B/S in...and on the other place, the landowner died last month.

I think their are some in the Jamestown area, and the Williamsburg area

lathan888 09-24-2008 06:36 PM

Can someone post directions to shoe creek? perhaps directions to shoe creek from lake sherando?

lathan888 09-29-2008 06:29 PM


jdarling75 05-12-2013 01:44 PM

Can someone provide me with dir to stony run trail. I would like to run that trail. I live in lynchburg. I have run shoe creek trail. If anyone wants to go wheeling on the weekends let me know. If anyony has info on more trails let me know. thanks

cwb22 05-13-2013 10:48 AM

I found shoe creek by punching it into my GPS. It took me right to it, I would have never found it other wise!!

jdarling75 05-26-2013 09:35 PM

put it in my gps could not find it. Came up with a few roads in Richmond. Any body have dir for stony run trail.

b0b11 05-27-2013 05:22 AM


Originally Posted by jdarling75 (Post 15484207)
put it in my gps could not find it. Came up with a few roads in Richmond. Any body have dir for stony run trail.

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