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This is a historic trail where by Captain Henry Staunton lead a company of soldiers to fend off Indian aggressions.

The trail was named for Captain Henry Staunton who, before the Revolutionary War, commanded a company of soldiers to protect early settlers from Indian attacks. It is a pleasant trail that actually has two legs. At the top of the trail the hiker turns right for a few feet on River Bank Trail then turns right again to head back onto the second leg of Captain Staunton's. It is an easy 1-mile round-trip walk traveling through a hardwood forest of ash and oak. Bug repellent is a welcome accompaniment during the warmer months.

Directions: From South Boston, VA, The park is 18 miles east of South Boston. Take U.S. 360 West to Rt. 344 to the park entrance. Trail begins between the first campground and the old park office which is on the left side of the road not too far past the entrance.

Elevation: 430 feet

Elevation Gain: Minimal

Difficulty: Easy

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Staunton River State Park, Virginia

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