Martinsville/Henry County

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  • Dick & Willie Passage
    Length: 4.5 miles
    The Dick and Willie Passage Trail begins at Virginia Avenue and ends near Mulberry Creek in Martinsville/Henry County. The trail can be accessed at four different locations: Virginia Avenue, Liberty Street, Doyle Street and Fisher Street. It is a beautiful 4.5 mile paved rail trail that accommodates walking, running, biking and rollerblading. If you would like to bike, bicycles and helmets are available for check out at Activate Martinsville/Henry County at the Doyle Street trailhead.
  • Smith River Fieldale Trail
    3521 South River Rd., Fieldale, VA
    Length: 6 miles
    The Smith River Fieldale Trail offers 6 miles of unpaved walking trail, out and back. The trail was designed for walking, running, and biking. There are opportunities to see many different types of wildlife including wildflowers, deer, groundhogs, squirrels, geese, birds and butterflies. Ample parking, picnic tables, and restroom facilities are available at the trailhead. This is a great trail to enjoy with the whole family!
  • Gravely Nature Preserve
    Ridgeway, VA off Eggleston Falls Rd.
    Length: 2.5 Miles
    The 75-acre Gravely Nature Preserve has unpaved loop trails and is completely surrounded by forested land, primarily with mature hardwoods. It is a great place to walk, hike, run, or bike. There are opportunities is see many different kinds of wildlife including deer, a variety of birds and butterflies, foxes, groundhogs, and much more. The property also has two century-old tobacco barns, the Burgess family cemetery, and remnants of old logging roads. A map and brochure are at the trailhead.
  • Mountain Laurel Trails
    U.S. Hwy 58 West to the Horsepasture Price Road. 1.5 miles out on the right is Mountain Laurel Trail.  Travel approximately .5 mile to trailhead on the right after the fork in the road.
    Length: Approximately 7 miles
    These trails were specifically designed to appeal to all skill levels, beginner to advanced. It remains a work-in-progress, with signage, maps, parking lot facilities, on site camping information boards and optional technical trail features like skinnys and rock gardens that provide a challenge.
  • Lauren Mountain Preserve
    Wells Hollow Rd., Bassett, VA
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Lauren Mountain Preserve is an out and back trail that features a wide variety of plant life and wonderful views of the Smith River. It is a great experience for hikers and fishermen.
  • Fieldale Trail
    3521 River Rd., Fieldale, VA
    Length: 2.5 miles
    The Fieldale Trail and Canoe Access is a 2.5 mile trail that follows along the Smith River passing sites of historic Native American culture and remnants of Fieldale and Kohler's industrial past.
  • PHCC Loop Trail
    645 Patriot Ave., Martinsville, VA (top parking lot)
    Length: 2/3 mile
    Patrick Henry Community College Loop Trail follows the edge of the reservoir and offers great lake views, benches, and picnic areas to sit. You can also take a middle trail along the ridge to its intersection with the loop trail at the tip of the peninsula.
  • Rock Ridge Trail
    600 Redskin Dr., Martinsville, VA
    Length: 1.2 miles
    Rock Ridge Trail is a beautiful trail that will take you through a hardwood forest and numerous rock outcroppings down to the lake shore and looping back again through the woods to the parking area. On the other side of the entrance road, the trail winds down the ridge to the edge of the lake. The trail compliments the PHCC loop trail which is located across the lake near the Frith Building parking lot.
  • Philpott Dam Trail System
    1058 Philpott Dam Rd., Bassett, VA
    Length: Several miles of trails at different parks
    Philpott Lake covers 2,900 acres and has 100 miles of shoreline. The lake's steep, rocky banks meet beautiful mixed forests of oak, maple, hickory, pine and cedar.  Wildlife is abundant throughout the area. A beautiful overlook and many miles of hiking and biking trails surround Philpott Lake, allowing visitors to get out and explore this scenic and historic area. Stop by the Visitors Center to get a map of trails at each of the parks.