Corn Mill Shoals Trail

At A Glance


2.43 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 2.43
Steepness: Hilly
Tread Condition: Some Obstacles


Old roadbed; no longer maintained. Mostly hardpacked, but some places are rocky, highly eroded, or sandy. Starting from the Corn Mill Shoals parking area, the trail fords the Little River at Corn Mill Shoals. Use extreme caution if you cross here: the rock is EXTREMELY slick (seriously - wet ice grips like sandpaper compared to the slime on these rocks). Beyond the shoals, the path has been re-routed from the old roadbed onto a true trail. It winds up the ridge through a pine-oak forest before re-joining the old roadbed, and then ends at Bridal Veil Falls.

Intersecting Trails

  • Bridal Overlook
  • Bridal Veil Falls Road
  • Longside
  • Big Rock
  • Shelter Rock
  • Burnt Mountain
  • Laurel Ridge
  • Little River
  • This trail is located in the Dupont State Forest area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Dupont State Forest trails list page.

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    Trail Segments

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    Corn Mill Shoals - Parking to Longside Tr.

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
    • Length: 183 ft

    Corn Mill Shoals - Longside Tr. to Big Rock Tr.

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
    • Length: 385 ft

    Corn Mill Shoals - Big Rock Tr. to Burnt Mtn. Tr.

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
    • Length: 0.6 mi

    Corn Mill Shoals - Burnt Mtn. Tr. to Little River Tr.

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
    • Length: 150 ft

    Corn Mill Shoals - Little River to Burnt Mtn. Tr.

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
    • Length: 0.23 mi

    Corn Mill Shoals

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
    • Length: 1.62 mi

    Total Calculated Length: 2.59 mi

    This value is derived from our underlying map data, and it may not match officially published information.



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