Backcountry Trail

At A Glance

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2.0 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 2
Steepness: Climbs Steeply
Tread Condition: Some Obstacles
Blaze Color: Orange


Winds down into a valley where the backcountry campsites are located. The Backcountry Trail is known for the headwaters of the North Fork of the New River and the spring bloom of the Trout Lily. Features the headwaters of the North Fork of the New River. Cascades are located along and within a short distance of the trail. Trail side is covered in Trout Lilies in April.

This trail is located in the Elk Knob State Park area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Elk Knob State Park trails list page.



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