Greenstone Self-Guiding Trail Milepost 88

Lyndhurst, Virginia

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Take this 20-minute self-guiding loop trail to learn about the geology of the northern Blue Ridge and see how mountaineers used their most abundant resource—rock—to wrest a living from harsh surroundings. This engaging, self-guiding interpretive trail explains the natural setting and alerts you to the telltale signs of human habitation that are a stirring subtext to the Parkway experience. The Mountain Farm Trail’s extensive living-history exhibits re-create the picturesque side of the rustic Appalachian lifestyle. The Greenstone Trail imparts an anthropologist’s insight into how to detect the evidence of a former mountain farm.
Best Easy Day Hikes: Blue Ridge Parkway

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Blue Ridge Parkway

by Randy Johnson (Falcon Guides)

Take this 20-minute self-guiding loop trail to learn about
the geology of the northern Blue Ridge and see how
mountaineers used their most abundant resource—rock—to
wrest a living from harsh surroundings.

This engaging, self-guiding interpretive trail explains the natural setting and alerts you to the telltale signs of human habitation that are a stirring subtext to the Parkway experience. The Mountain Farm Trail’s extensive living-history
exhibits re-create the picturesque side of the rustic Appalachian lifestyle. The Greenstone Trail imparts an anthropologist’s insight into how to detect the evidence of a former mountain farm.

© 2017 Randy Johnson/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Lyndhurst
Distance: 0.2
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Local Maps: USGS Sherando; no Parkway map
Driving Directions: Directions to Greenstone Self-Guiding Trail (Milepost 8.8)

Recent Trail Reviews

4/7/2012
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little loop, not much to see. I guess it would be good for somebody that wants to see a little history.



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May 2018