Hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding are accommodated on a trail system that also gives access to backcountry campsites. Rugged terrain offers trail segments that are moderate to strenuous, but there’s an accessible, educational along the Jacob Fork River.
This self-guided nature trail has informational displays about riparian ecology. It provides an easy hike along the Jacob Fork River.
The trail crosses the Jacob Fork River and reaches the High Shoals Waterfall one mile from the parking lot. The trail continues up steep steps and crosses the river again above the waterfall. Turn right at trail intersections and return to the parking lot via the “backside” of the loop. Backpackers may prefer going up the less steep backside to reach backcountry campsites.
This is a remote strenuous ridgeline trail that offers views west to Walker Top Mountain and the Blue Ridge Mountains.
This moderate foot trail crosses Jacob Branch and ascends southwest to Fox Trail.