"Thalweg" Trail

At A Glance

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0.45 mi one-way

Steepness: Climbs Moderately
Tread Condition: Moderately Rough

This trail is located in the Shope Creek area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Shope Creek trails list page.

Description

Follows the upper reaches of Shope Creek inside a small gulch cut by the stream, above Forrest Falls. Steep in places. Crosses the creek and tributaries in a few places. The creek is small and slows to a trickle at times up here. Beautiful stream-side scenery including patches of Galax (formerly) old hemlock trees. A few smaller hemlocks still grow as of 2017.

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Intersecting Trails

  • "Mule's Face"
  • "Forrest Falls"
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