Upper Hoop Hole Hike

New Castle, Virginia 24127

Upper Hoop Hole Hike

Upper Hoop Hole Hike Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Solitude lovers will enjoy this long and challenging but rewarding hike on a federally designated national recreation trail. Start by climbing from Roaring Run Recreation Area on the Iron Ore Trail.

Ascend the Rich Patch Mountains, rising along stone outcrops and woods overlooking the Craig Creek Valley. Climb 2,200 feet before working your way back, crossing stony tributaries of Craig Creek."

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Trail Information

New Castle
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
6 hours
1,150 feet
Trailhead Elevation
3,340 feet
Top Elevation
George Washington & Jefferson National Forests, Eastern Divide Ranger District, 110 Southpark Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24060; 540-552-4641, www.fs.usda.gov/gwj
Local Contacts
National Geographic #788, Covington/Alleghany Highlands; USGS Strom
Local Maps

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Dec 2018