Trout Trail

Appomattox, Virginia 24522

Trout Trail

Trout Trail Professional Review and Guide

"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

Appomattox
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
7.4-11.5 miles
Distance
Several options
Trail Type
Moderate
Access
4 hours
Duration
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).
Season & Limits
Swimming, Hunting
Additional Use
Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest, Dillwyn, (434) 983-2175, www.dof.virginia.gov/stforest/absf.htm Holliday Lake State Park, Appomattox, (434) 248-6308, www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/hol.shtml
Local Contacts
USGS Holiday Lake. Hiking trail maps for all Virginia state park hiking trails can be found at www.virginiaoutdoors.com. A free map of the state forest and Trout Trail is available at the state forest headquarters located 1.1 miles north of the Woolridge Wayside on VA 636.
Local Maps

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Jul 2018