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  • DeHart Park Loop Trail - DeHart Park
    Wood Brothers Dr., Stuart VA
    Length: .5 mile
    The paved loop trail begins near the tennis courts and winds around the swimming pool, tennis & basketball courts, baseball field and playground in DeHart Park.
  • I.C. DeHart Memorial Park
    214 Johnson St., Stuart, VA
    Length: 1.5 miles
    An asphalt walking trail is a wonderful addition for visitors looking for a moderate walk.
  • Mabry Mill Trail
    266 Mabry Mill Rd., Blue Ridge Parkway Mile Post 176.1
    Meadows of Dan, VA
    Length: .5 mile
    Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 176.2
    This is a paved and boardwalk trail. The Mabry Mill Trail takes hikers to the gristmill, sawmill, moonshine display and blacksmith shop. Rustic skills are demonstrated in the summer during the weekends.
  • Reynolds Homestead LEAF Trail
    463 Homestead Lane, Critz, VA
    Length: 1 mile
    The Reynolds Homestead has created a 1 mile interpretive forest tour trail that combines learning about natural resource use and heritage tourism. The trail is open throughout the year from dawn until dusk and offers seasonal observers an opportunity to experience the changing habitat of native flora and fauna. An informational kiosk is located at the top right of the upper parking lot at the Continuing Education Center. There are brochures, bird sighting records, and more information there. The trail begins just to the right of the kiosk.
  • Round Meadow Creek Loop Trail
    Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 179.2, Meadows of Dan, VA
    Length: .5 mile
    Round Meadow Creek Trail is a loop trail located near Meadows of Dan, Virginia and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from April until October. 
  • Laurel Hill - JEB Stuart Birthplace
    1091 Ararat Hwy., Ararat, VA
    Length: Varies per trail
    Laurel Hill is owned and maintained by the J.E.B. Stuart Birthplace Preservations Trust Inc. and welcomes visitors during daylight hours, each day of the week. Information for a self-guided walking tour is provided near the entrance to the property.
  • Rocky Knob Recreation Area Trails
    Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 169
    Length:
    Hardwood Cove Self-Guided Nature Trail - .8 mile, moderate
    Rock Knob Picnic Loop Trail - 1 mile, easy
    Black Ridge Trail - 3.1 miles, moderate
    Rocky Knob Recreational Area covers more than 4,000 acres.  It offers many diversions for visitors, including hiking trails, a visitor center, campground, backcountry camping and picnic area. Interpretive talks and demonstrations are given in the summer months and trails offer a variety of scenic and historical wonders.  A century ago this gorge supported a substantial community of 30 families.  In the decades that followed, nature has reclaimed the gorge. Today, more than 60 species of native trees, 25 species of delicate ferns and over 200 species of wildflowers shade and color the gorge and its remnants of old home sites and gristmills. Wild turkey, fox, bear, deer, bobcat and other animals roam the forest. In 1984, the Rock Castle Gorge Loop Trail was designated a National Recreational Trail in recognition of its outstanding features.