Need to Know
This trail is on the Big Survey Wildlife Management Area and requires an access fee from the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources. This will need to be purchased ahead of time or online as there are no drop boxes to pay the fee at the site.
The trailhead begins at a small graveled parking lot (approximately room for 6 vehicles). The trail goes downhill for 0.25 mile and parallels a gravel access road. The trail then turns up hill. Water was running down the trail for a bit and there were some washed out areas, but the footing was good due to the abundant sand.
Portions of the trail also had a fair amount of cobbles, but again the footing was good. The middle portion of the trail 0.65 to 0.95 was steep but not difficult. The trail was a bit narrow in some sections but very passable.
There was no evident blazing for this trail but it was very obvious. From 1.0 miles to 1.25 the trail is very level and the last 0.15 miles is up hill but not too steep. The trail comes to the overlook very abruptly due to the close vegetation but the overlooks are easily accessible.
Flora & Fauna
The rhododendron, mountain laurel, and cape honeysuckle were all in bloom.
Shared By: Daniel Dotten