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These two trails combined make a nice loop trail that is both easy in terms of difficulty and range.

Robins Roost and Crows Nest make a nice loop trail. Both trails are about 0.5 miles in length with each connector being approximately the same making this a nice 2-mile hike. Upon entering Robins Roost the hiker with travel about half-mile and turn left on River Bank Trail which offers a panoramic view of the Dan River. Follow River Bank another half-mile and turn left onto Crows Nest for another half-mile walk through a lovely hardwood forest. Crows Nest comes out on the main park road where the hiker will walk along the park road for the final half-mile in order to reach the trailhead for Robbins Roost, which at this point completes the loop.

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. Park in first parking lot on right. Head east on River Bank Trail for a few feet and Crows Nest branches to the right. Go a few more feet on River Bank and Robins Roost branches off to the right as well.

Elevation: 430 feet

Elevation Gain: Minimal

Difficulty: Easy

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Staunton River State Park, Virginia

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