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
- Be the first to Review
Staunton River State Park, Virginia
Review by Wildernet Copyright © 2010 Wildernet.com all rights reserved.
- Durham, NC Hotel Prices Made Easy
Orbitz.com - Just Orbitz and go!
- Hotel Deals in Durham, NC
Expedia.com - Don't just travel. Travel right!
- Book Now with Cheap Tickets and Save on Durham, NC Hotels!
CheapTickets.com - Just click. You're there.
- Find the best rates for hotels in Durham, NC
Kayak.com - Life's a trip.