Homestead Trail

At A Glance


1 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 1
Steepness: Level
Tread Condition: Few Obstacles
Blaze Color: Orange
Trail Number: 333


This trail was recently completely re-graded. Most technical obstacles have been removed. Travels along the shore of Lake Powhatan. Passes through the beach area and past the dam, then downstream along Bent Creek. A few fun footbridges and rhododendron tunnels still exist; only one technical creek crossing remains. A fun way around the south side of the lake.

Note: just past the beach area, the trail crosses Small Creek on a bridge and the trail is signed as Small Creek, not Homestead. The trails split shortly and Homestead goes left along the lake shore.

Intersecting Trails

  • Deerfield Loop
  • Small Creek
  • This trail is located in the Bent Creek area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Bent Creek trails list page.

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    Trail Segments

    Trails are often made up of several connecting paths which may have different characteristics, allowed uses, and seasons. This trail is divided into multiple segments as follows:

    Homestead - Campground/Bridge

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 361 ft

    Homestead - to Rd.

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
    • Length: 41 ft

    Homestead - Bridge to Deerfield Loop

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
    • Length: 292 ft

    Homestead - Deerfield Loop to Beach/Small Ck.

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 0.15 mi

    Homestead - Small Ck. to S. Ridge Rd.

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
    • Length: 0.43 mi

    Total Calculated Length: 0.72 mi

    This value is derived from our underlying map data, and it may not match officially published information.



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