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Salt Trail

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8.7 mile 14.0 kilometer point to point
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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 hike 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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in Glade Spring

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in Virginia

#11,338

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The lightly travelled Salt Trail.
Dec 5, 2017 near Glade S…, VA

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