After you cross Big Wilson Creek from Seed Orchard Road
or Scales Trail
, this trail begins at first as a gentle climb up to the Virginia Highlands Horse Trail: Scales to Crest Trail
. The trail is filled with loose 4-6 inch rocks, so navigating through/around/over them will keep you entertained. It shares its course with a branch of Wilson Creek for a tenth of a mile, so be prepared to get wet.
The level of difficulty increases as you near the intersection with the Virginia Highlands Horse Trail: Scales to Crest Trail
because the overall steepness increases considerably. Kudos if you manage to clean the climb.