Status of park trails

At Rendezvous Mountain, visitors can listen to the wind in the trees or stop and learn about the trees through the interactive exhibits. Five and a half miles of trail wind through the majestic Blue Ridge forest habitat. As visitors wind their way up the park road, there are overlooks facing east; on a clear day the view stretches to Pilot Mountain, Hanging Rock, and other peaks in the Sauratown mountains.

Pets are permitted on park trails. Pets must be on an attended leash of no longer than 6 feet at all times. Please pick up after your pet when you are at the park; pet waste is not fertilizer and can put plants, other animals, and visitors at risk for disease. Please dispose of pet waste in garbage bins and do not throw waste bags in the woods or leave them on the ground. When sharing a trail, hikers with pets must yield to all other trail users.

Don't Forget:

  • Insect repellent and sunscreen
  • Plenty of water
  • Sturdy walking or hiking shoes: Most trails have a natural surface and may have roots and/or rocks


Trail Name Length Additional Information
Amadahy Waterfalls Trail 3.75 miles Amadahy is a Cherokee word meaning "forest water." The trail stretches along beautiful Purlear Creek.
CCC Trail 0.2 mile  
Forest Demonstration Trail 0.6 mile Closed due to renovations. Exhibits on the trail explain forestry practices.
Logging History Trail 0.2 mile  
"Talking Tree" Trail 0.7 mile Open. The wayside audio is no longer in service. Wayside panels are available for reading.