Little Stony National Recreation Trail

Little Stony National Recreation Trail, Coeburn: Address, Little Stony National Recreation Trail Reviews: 4.5/5

Little Stony National Recreation Trail

Little Stony National Recreation Trail
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jmpncsu
Raleigh, NC4,162 contributions
Three Waterfalls in Half a Mile
Sep 2020
Little Stony National Recreation Trail leads over three miles from the trailhead down to Hanging Rock. Near the start, the trail passes three beautiful waterfalls on Little Stony Creek in the first half mile. The first waterfall has stairs leading down to the base and it makes a good swimhole when the weather is warm. The second two waterfalls require a scramble down the bank for a good view. We were mainly just looking for the waterfalls so didn't hike all the way to Hanging Rock. It's a beautiful area and very worth a visit.
Written 12 January 2021
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AsHammer
Indianapolis, IN148 contributions
Disappointed that Majority of Trail was Closed
Sep 2020
The waterfall is gorgeous and really easy to get to if you park in the right area. However, we drove quite a way and chose this park over several others in the area after browsing the park websites. We were extremely disappointed to find out that out of a 3.8 mile trail, about 3 miles was "unavailable". You might want to include that piece of information so people know before arrival that there really isn't any "hiking" involved. I understand that safety comes first, but when 3/4 of the trail is closed to the public, it would be very helpful for that information to be listed on the park website. We most likely would not have taken a 1 hour drive into the mountains for a 1/2 mile walk.
Written 15 September 2020
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Kim T
Gate City, VA157 contributions
Peace and Quiet
Apr 2020 • Family
Went with my teenage son to get out of house during COVID-19 outbreak. The Hanging Rock trailhead was closed so we drove to the top and walked down to see the three falls. All three amazingly quiet and pristine. Absolutely no trash and trails very well marked. No getting lost on this trail. Not strenuous walking and you can get to all three falls and back to parking lot with maybe a 2 mile hike. Apparently if beginning from Hanging Rock, it is a lengthy bike to get to the first falls. Very nice hike for some quiet and calm in this crazy world.
Written 21 April 2020
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l0dre
Wise, VA8 contributions
just get out!
Oct 2019
best thing to do in wise county!
walk, hike, run, (maybe) bike- please go out and take all of your family and dog(s) and embrace this beauty hidden gem
and yes: please take your trash out with you, and also take other 'people' trash, is you wish, if you can
bless you
Written 30 December 2019
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Austin P
Bristol, VA42 contributions
Amazing Gorge
Sep 2018 • Couples
Great out and back, parking at either end will give you a wonderful 5.5-mile hike. The 1,700 ft wide - 400 ft deep gorge is awesome. Most people stay at the lower and upper ends, otherwise, the trail was pretty secluded. Bring a trash bag if that's your thing to help clean up after those who have no respect for such a neat place in Creation.
Written 4 September 2018
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Deborah C
Lynchburg52 contributions
Wish I had gone to the correct parking area for the long hike
Jul 2018 • Solo
Wish I had been able to find the correct parking lot. I ended driving to the closest parking area when I wanted to do the 5 mile round trip hike, sigh. It is a pretty are but the Forest Service needs to consider some type of trash collection closer to the falls themselves. People are pigs - the discarded baby diaper was a bit off putting & it was right on steps down to the creek. It gets a 3 because the long hike would be awesome but going to the closet lot, not so much.
Written 18 July 2018
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Roger W
Big Stone Gap9 contributions
A good get away
Feb 2018 • Couples
It is a good place to go and get away and relax and just have a good time and it is good to visit in the spring,summer or fall and you realy will enjoy it
Written 4 March 2018
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Davina S
Coeburn, VA29 contributions
This is a great local attraction, easy to get to, easy walking trail, COLD water!
Jun 2017 • Family
We live somewhat close to the falls and this is one of our favorite go to's during the spring and summer. The view is absolutely gorgeous, not only do you have the beautiful waterfalls, you also have a lot of nature (speaking of which be careful even On the trails for snakes, as I've seen them on the trail several times.) If you've never been here before and it's an EXTREMELY hot day, then at the first fall there's a swimming hole of you can stand the freezing cold water (even in the middle of summer the water is like ice), most likely you'll not be able to stay in long but it will definitely cool you off on very hot days. Another thing I love about the falls is that you can take breathtakingly gorgeous pictures of all the views and have a beautiful background for family photos. The trail itself if easy enough that children can go so you can have an outdoor adventure with all of your family, the only part that can be challenging for smaller kids is the steps that lead down to the first waterfall. If you ever find yourself in the Appalachian mountains looking for something to do this is one of many of the beautiful treats nature has to offer.
Written 3 March 2018
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jesssaye
Ashland, KY24 contributions
HOW TO GET THERE
Aug 2016 • Couples
Me and my boyfriend had a hard time getting there. Lol. I've tried EVERY address. I stayed in Norton. If you head down 58 toward coeburn, take exit 2. That takes you onto 72 got 6-7 miles. Look for the sign on the left. when you turn keep going out it, you'll pass houses, you go probably 1 1/2- 2 miles, on the right you will see a gate and see the signs. You go past the gate keep on going, there are signs that show you the way, don't worry your going down the right road, I was a bit scared. You'll later see Parking lot on the left for it. You follow the yellow signs on the trees and your there in 4 minutes!
Written 23 August 2016
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TAMMY R
Nashville, IN147 contributions
By car or hike
Apr 2016 • Solo
You can hike this 5 hr round trip or drive to it for a 4 min walk. You will see so much more on hike. But I took the vehicle today and walked down to it. Simply breath taking. Sit above falls or walk to the base. Both have paths to them ..
Written 15 April 2016
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