Multi-use recreational trails in the Southwest Regional Recreation Area
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Russell Fork

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Trail Overview

Russell Fork Trail Miles

Trail Miles
Russell Fork Adventure Trail 10
Fighting Dick Colley Trail 1.6
Splashdam Mine Pass 1.4
3 C Loop 0.86
Yellow Poplar Loop 0.85
Hill Mill Tunnel Trail 0.77

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Multi-Use Nonmotorized Rules

  • All equestrian riders must show proof of Neg Coggins and any state required vaccinations.
  • All riders under 18 years of age must wear an industry approved helmet for equestrian and mountain biking. Adults are encouraged to wear helmets.
  • No alcohol permitted on the trails.
  • No firearms permitted on the trails.
  • No Riding off trails and must cross streams at trail crossings.
  • No littering pack in and pack out.
  • Riders must dismount and cross bridges one at a time.
  • Riders must always maintain control of their horses.
  • All juvenile riders must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All riders must sign waivers at trailhead fee area or have a nonmotorized annual permit.
  • Injured or deceased horses are the responsibility of the rider to provide evacuation and or medical treatment.
  • Must obey direction of Spearhead Trails Rangers
  • Night Riding is prohibited.
  • No fires on the trails or camping.
  • No dumping waste at Trailheads or shoveling out trailers.
  • Trails may be closed when the State of Virginia deems it necessary. (This is in case the state issues a quarantine due to West Nile, or something else)


  • Annual Permit for use of all nonmotorized trails will be $30 and may be purchased online or select retailers.
  • Day Use Permit for all nonmotorized trails Fees as follows:
    • Equestrian is $5 per day per rider
    • Mountain Bike $3 per day per rider
    • Hikers are free, must fill out envelope and donations appreciated

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