Crawfish/Channel Rock

Rural Retreat, Virginia 24368

Crawfish/Channel Rock

Crawfish/Channel Rock Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Originating in the flat bottomland and old fields of Crawfish Valley, the Crawfish–Channel Rock Trail ascends Brushy Mountain on steep, narrow footpaths to run northeast parallel to Walker Mountain. En route, you’ll cross the Tennessee Valley Divide, where Reed Creek and Bear Creek vividly illustrate the effects of the divide.

Flowing off opposite sides of the divide, each enters separate, ever-expanding stream networks that eventually reach the Ohio River, albeit 100 miles distant from one another. Deer and raccoons forage along the stream edges; turkeys and ruffed grouse hunt for acorns on the slopes of Brushy and Walker Mountains. Beavers leave the most lasting impression: a two-stage dam you’ll traverse on Bear Creek."

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11/26/2008
I've been on this trail many times! My Mom along with 10 other children called the little house, at the split of Crawfish & Strawberry HOME! I camped at the start of the trail many weekends! I find the trail to be easy. The beginning has no shade so be prepared! There is alot of wildlife (including black bear)!
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Trail Information

Rural Retreat
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
11.2
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Dirt forest road and singletrack woods paths
Terrain
Moderate
Skill Level
6 hours
Duration
Open year-round. Hunting is allowed in national forests, with the busiest season Nov through early Jan.
Season
Hunting, Camping
Additional Use
Eastern Divide Ranger District, Wytheville (540) 552-4641 www.fs.usda.gov/gwj
Local Contacts
DeLorme: Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 23, A6
Local Maps

Trail Log