Trout Trail

Appomattox, Virginia 24522

Trout Trail

Trout Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Hikers are the latest folks to enjoy Holliday Creek in a line stretching back 8,000 years: Native Americans, gold miners, homesteaders, Confederate soldiers, scientists, foresters, and anglers—each found this beautiful stream suited their needs. Today, one of its greatest attributes—the scenery—enjoys protection within the largest of Virginia’s state forests, the Appomattox-Buckingham.

This prime Piedmont spot has mountain laurel bloom in spring, and the hills and a gorge near Holliday Lake dam defy anyone who equates Piedmont with pastoral. Throw in three unaided stream crossings and you’ve got an adventure that rivals any found in Virginia’s mountains."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
7.4-11.5 miles
Several options
Trail Type
Skill Level
4 hours
Park and forest open daily year-round, dawn to dusk. Hunting is permitted in the state forest (mid-Nov through the first weekend of Jan is the busiest season).
Swimming, Hunting, Fishing
Additional Use
Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest, Dillwyn, (434) 983-2175, Holliday Lake State Park, Appomattox, (434) 248-6308,
Local Contacts
DeLorme: Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 45, A7
Local Maps