Off-Road Adventure

If off-road four-wheelin’ is your idea of adventure, you’ve come to the right place.  Just a short distance from Cabin Creekwood is the entrance to the Stoney Run Jeep Trail.  This 12-mile trail begins on the Coal Road and ends on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Sections of this trail are very steep and rocky, making it a four-wheel drive only trail.  Trust me on this one.  I’ve gone through in a stock Nissan Pathfinder, but it was a challenge.


To access the lower end, leave Creekwood Lane and turn left down the hill.  At the stop sign, make a right onto 664 and go 4 miles.  Turn left on the Coal Road.  Follow the Coal Road approximately 7 miles to forest service road 162.  Turn left on 162.  That is the Stoney Run jeep trail.


It is a little easier to find the top end.  Go south on the Blue Ridge Parkway to approximately milepost 18.  Look for a small pulloff on the right-hand side of the road with just one picnic table.  Just to the right of that is a forest service road.  Just a short ways in, the forest service road forks.  Take the road to the left.


Call the Pedlar Ranger District (540-291-2188) for more information or to check on trail closures.