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Trout Pond

Hike: Trout Pond, Hardy Country, VA

Trout Pond, created by massive limestone sink holes, is West Virginia's only natural lake, nestled in a little-visited area of mountains, streams and more sink holes.

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Time & Location

Sep 16, 2023, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM EDT

Trout Pond, Trout Pond, West Virginia 26810, USA

About the Event

$36. Long hike: 12½ mi, 2500 ft., elevation gain.  Moderate hike: 8½, 1500 elevation gain.

Hikers start at Trout Run Valley Road and ascend west onto the Long Mountain Trail to the junction with Trout Pond Trail. Moderate hikers turn onto the Trout Pond Trail and continue on Chimney Rock Trail to skirt around Rockcliff Lake in the Trout Pond Recreation Area (TPRA), terminating at the lake shore near the camping area. Long hikers continue on the Long Mountain Trail, making rights onto Trout Pond Road and Trout Pond Trail, and descend to enter the TPRA from the south. There is swimming at Rockcliff Lake near the end of the hike.

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