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Trail

8.7 mile 14.0 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 225' 69 m
Descent: -654' -199 m
High: 2,218' 676 m
Low: 1,723' 525 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (4°)

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Trail shared by Joey Atkins

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

Joey Atkins

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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.

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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

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 2 votes

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in Glade Spring

#7783

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in Glade Spring

#248

in Virginia

#7,783

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