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Salt Trail

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This is a little-used rails to trail project connecting Glade Spring to Saltville, VA.


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8.7

Miles

14.0

KM

Doubletrack

2,218' 676 m

High

1,723' 525 m

Low

225' 69 m

Up

654' 199 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Family Friendly This is an easily-traveled and lightly trafficked doubletrack for most if its length.

Description

This little-used trail connects Glade Spring to Saltville as it follows the historic Norfolk and Western Rail Spur. This trail passes through pristine woodlands and picturesque farmland along the way. It's an easy ride that's perfect for the whole family.

The only downside is that for a small distance, in the community of Plasterco, it follows the highway due to a mine collapse several years ago that closed the adjacent portion of rail line.

Contacts

Land Manager: Town of Saltville

Shared By:

Joey Atkins

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 2 votes

#1

in Glade Spring

#10646

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  4.0 from 2 votes
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#1

in Glade Spring

#300

in Virginia

#10,646

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The lightly travelled Salt Trail.
Dec 1, 2017 near Glade S…, VA
Trestle no. 2
Mar 9, 2018 near Glade S…, VA
End of the line. The road begins below!
Mar 9, 2018 near Saltville, VA
Bridge past the detour...
Aug 26, 2019 near Saltville, VA
lightly travelled
Mar 9, 2018 near Glade S…, VA
Stopping in Saltville at the ponds.
Aug 26, 2019 near Saltville, VA

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Mar 2, 2019
Joey Atkins
Jan 25, 2019
Megan Fisher
If doing the whole trail up and back, start in Saltville, ride up to Glade Springs, and back down. A trail that has so much potential, but is lacki… 8.7mi
Aug 8, 2018
Joey Atkins
Mar 9, 2018
Joey Atkins