Homestead Trail

At A Glance

Easy

1 mi one-way

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

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.

Description

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.

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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, so it may not match officially published information.

Intersecting Trails

  • Small Creek
  • Deerfield Loop
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