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Scott County Virginia Hiking Trails

Little Stony National Recreation Trail

George Washington and Jefferson National Forests

Length:  3.0 miles

Scenic Views of deep gorges 400 and 1700 ft deep. There are 2 waterfalls 30 and 40 feet high. Near the lower trailhead is a large rock outcrop of the Hunters Valley fault for which the Hanging Rock Picnic Area was named. The vegetation consists of cove hardwoods and hemlock. Mountain laurel and Rhododendron are very abundant along the trail. The sheer size of the canyon and roaring sound of rushing water gives the hiker an exciting experience.

Trail Beginning: From the upper trailhead parking lot start by following the Little Stony Creek downstream. 

Trail Ending: Trail ends at the Hanging Rock Picnic Area.


The trail has two trailhead parking lots. The upper trailhead located off Forest Service road 701 can be reached by following State Route 72 south from Coeburn, Virginia, to State Route 664. Turn west on State Route 664 for 1 mile to the intersection of Forest Service road 700 southeast to its intersection with Forest Service road 701. Turn south on 701 for 1 mile to the parking lot. The lower trailhead is located in the Hanging Rock Picnic area parking lot. It is approximately 7 miles south of Coeburn off State Route 72. 

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