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Big Cedar Creek Trail

Intermediate
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A beautiful run along Big Cedar Creek to the Big Falls and the Pinnacle.


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1.5

Miles

2.5

KM

96%

Runnable

1,742' 531 m

High

1,623' 495 m

Low

62' 19 m

Up

169' 52 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · Fishing · Geological Significance · River/Creek · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

There are stairs leading up to the swinging bridge.

Need to Know

One porta-potty at the parking lot and pit bathrooms at the cemetery area.

Description

Start at the parking lot. Ascend the stairs to the swinging bridge that will take you across Big Cedar Creek. From here, follow the trail along the creek. About halfway up the trail, you'll pass an area with pit bathrooms, a shelter with picnic tables, and a small family cemetery. Continue along the trail and you'll get to the Big Falls. Continue uphill and there are a couple of small offshoot trails, some are more strenuous than others. Take the Pinnacle View Trail to get a better view of the Pinnacle or the Copper Ridge Trail for a view of the nature preserve.

Source: Pinnacle Natural Area Preserve, Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation.

Flora & Fauna

The preserve's habitats support at least nine rare plant species, five rare animal species, and four natural communities. There are many wildflowers, salamanders, and frogs.

Contacts

Shared By:

Susan Chen

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in Lebanon

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#49

in Virginia

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Big Falls Waterfall, one of the main features on the trail.
Mar 16, 2020 near Lebanon, VA

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