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Scales Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.0 (2)

Rocks and several creek crossings are packed into this short trail.


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Map Key

1.3

Miles

2.1

KM

Point to Point

4,633' 1,412 m

High

4,343' 1,324 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

290' 88 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek

Description

From the Scales Horse Corral, this very rocky trail descends towards, and at times seemingly through, Wilson Creek. You can expect to have to watch your footing through this section.

At the bottom, you've got a somewhat challenging crossing of Wilson Creek just before a three-way trail intersection. At the intersection, a left on Seed Orchard Road takes you into Grayson Highlands State Park and a right takes you back to Scales Horse Corral on Wilson Creek Trail. Or turn around and hike this trail uphill for an even bigger challenge.

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Many longhorn cattle graze along the trails.
May 7, 2017 near Marion, VA

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May 16, 2020
A'yen Tran
Trail is flat and gravelly. Double wide. Good shortcut if you're on the AT loop and trying to shave a mile off. 1.3mi
Mar 27, 2020
Francis Hernandez
Apr 19, 2019
Matthew Wright
During rain this trail becomes a creek. Be sure to bring proper shoes.