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Hazel River Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.8 (5)

This 3.3-mile trail heads up a valley that follows and crosses the Hazel River many times.


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3.3

Miles

5.3

KM

81%

Runnable

2,617' 798 m

High

1,142' 348 m

Low

1,502' 458 m

Up

88' 27 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This 3.3-mile trail starts at the valley floor and slowly climbs up a valley to cross the Hazel River four times. After the water has been crossed four times, the trail becomes steeper as it approaches the Hazel Mountain Trail.

Access and parking for the two trails starting in the valley is a bit challenging. Rte 600 (Woodstock Rd) is dirt and there are only about 5 spots to park near the junction of Hungry Horse Lane. You may not drive or park on Hungry Horse Lane.

After parking in one of the few allowable parking spots, you'll run up Hungry Horse Lane a couple hundred yards to the trailhead for the Hazel River Trail. The four crossings of the Hazel River may be unsafe to execute during the wet season, and it is advised to use Sams Ridge Trail instead. You can also create a nice loop by either starting or finishing with Sams Ridge Trail and connecting them with Hazel Mountain Trail.

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Shared By:

Donovan Fitzgerald

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  3.8 from 5 votes

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Hiking across the Hazel River during low water season.
Aug 22, 2017 near Washington, VA

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