Cumberland State Forest Multiuse Trail

Cumberland, Virginia 23040

Cumberland State Forest Multiuse Trail

Cumberland State Forest Multiuse Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Though it does rely on gravel forest roads to make a complete loop, the Cumberland Multiuse Trail (CMT) features long stretches of singletrack. A creekside picnic shelter near Winston Lake and subsequent stream crossings invite you to rest and refuel. Though the hiking-only Willis River Trail is also within the forest, the CMT has the significant advantage of a loop configuration.

The bulk of Cumberland State Forest, like much of Virginia’s state-forest system, was purchased from struggling farmers by the federal government under the New Deal–era Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act. In accordance with the act, the federal government granted Virginia a 99-year lease to the land in 1939."

Cumberland State Forest Multiuse Trail Reviews

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Rockwood park is very nice place to visit. Although I was skeptical at first, because of the "paved-ring", it turns out that this park has allot of added "cut-throws" that are a dirt / gravel mix to hike on as well. Rockwood was not very busy on the day we attended, however, on "fair weather day" I could see this park being very packed due to the paved ring and easy access and because of its location. There are plenty of places to fill up your water bladder and good sights to see. If you do happen to stray from the pavement, beware of "big boy" a hyper active lab that loves to jump the creek that seperates residental property from the park.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
4 hours
Boat Launch/Ramp, Boating, Hunting, Hiking, Camping, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
Additional Use
Cumberland State Forest. Forest office (804) 492-4121
Local Contacts
Local Maps