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Mt. Rogers Natl Recreation Area - Fox Creek Horse Camp

Near: MarionVA (Weather)
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15 Total
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150 Difficulty: Rigorous Trail
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Trail Description Most of the trails accessable from the Fox Creek camp are well groomed. Many are converted logging trails and some follow the Forest Service Roads. The terrain is variable with quite a bit of up and down, although not terribly steep in most places. The Virginia Highlands Horse Trail (VHHT) passes through the camp and provides very picturesque riding. There are also some challenging trails (Lewis Fork). While most of the trails aren't too bad, expect some to be very rocky.
Best Time to Visit Spring, summer, Fall
Times to Avoid
Campground The campground is located on a creek (probably year round) that provides water for horses. Gravel was added to the pads this spring. The tie posts are in good condition (maintained by a local horseman's club) but the
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Primitive, Toilet Tie-up, Stream Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area
540-783-5196
Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area
3714 Highway 1u
Marion, VA 24354
Mt. Rogers NRA Home Page
Directions From I-81 west of Marion, take Hwy 16 south to Troutdale (about 15 miles). Turn west on Hwy 603 and go about 6 miles. The camp is on your right.
This information was provided by Jtrider on 1/29/2004 11:36:19 PM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
 Easy
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

   

   

   

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