Trails in the Big Ivy (Coleman Boundary) Trailhead Area

This is your guide to individual trails in the Coleman Boundary area.

Here is a list of all trails in the Big Ivy (Coleman Boundary) Trailhead area.

Each trail has its own printable page with all the information and links, including (where available):

  • directions to the starting point
  • difficulty
  • length
  • elevation change
  • a map
  • photos from along the way, and
  • a detailed description and trail directions.

For general information about the Big Ivy (Coleman Boundary) trailhead, see the Big Ivy (Coleman Boundary) Trailhead page.

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Bear Pen Trail

More Difficult
  • Rough trail makes a fun, rocky and muddy downhill connection between the Laurel Gap trail (grassy road) and FR 74. Not that great uphill - there's no real good downhill to connect to unless you come back down this trail. Huge jumps near bottom. A...
  • 1.4mi, Climbs Steeply, Moderately Rough

Laurel Gap Trail

  • A long, grassy old road (FS 5548), running parallel to (but higher than) FS 74 through the Big Ivy area. At its highest point, the road is just below the Blue Ridge Parkway. Intersects four other trails for loop options. High elevation, dense...
  • 7mi, Few Hills, Few Obstacles

Little Andy Trail

Most Difficult
  • The trail climbs and follows a ridge above Little Andy Creek. The trail emerges on Laurel Gap Trail about 100 feet from Upper Corner Rock Trail on the left. You will pass a seemingly misplaced large granite boulder on the left. Can be made into a...
  • 0.6mi, Climbs Steeply, Moderately Rough

Perkins Trail

Most Difficult
  • Climbs steeply on an old road bed from FR 74 to the Laurel Gap trail and crosses several streams.
  • 1.44mi, Climbs Steeply, Moderately Rough

Staire Creek Trail

More Difficult
  • **Note**: major maintenance work was started on this trail in Fall 2015 and the Forest Service has announced its closure to horses and bikes while that is completed. Expected re-opening is March 2016. This trail is typically ridden in the downhill...
  • 1.1mi, Climbs Steeply, Some Obstacles

Upper Corner Rock Trail

  • Starting at FS 74, climbs moderately on a wide old road bed through a couple of switchbacks, first to the right and then to the left. Be sure not to take any mis-leading side trails leading away from the switchbacks on the old road. Traverses the...
  • 1mi, Climbs Steeply, Some Obstacles

Walker Creek Trail

More Difficult
  • From FS 74, this trail descends a little over 1000' to cross Walker Creek and terminate. It is nearly always ridden downhill; the other direction would be a long push more or less. It's muddy after rains and it's rocky, the rocks get slick, and it...
  • 1.8mi, Climbs Moderately, Moderately Rough

Nearby Trails

The following trails cross into this trailhead area, but are primarily accessed from another trailhead:

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