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Cool and refreshing is what this hike is on a hot summer day. It meanders along the cold rushing Wilson Creek waters within a shady hardwood forest.

Wilson Creek Trail is white-blazed, 1.8-mile in length. This trail is moderately difficult. The elevation ranges from 4,100 to 4,275 feet. Brook and rainbow trout live in the rushing cold waters of Wilson Creek. June-blooming Rhododendron's grace the path.

Directions: From Damascus or Independence, VA, The park is located on U.S. 58 midway between Damascus and Independence, Virginia. From I-81 take Exit 45 in Marion, head south on RT. 16 to U.S. 58 which runs through Volney, Virginia. Turn right onto U.S. 58 and travel approximately eight miles to the park entrance. From I-77, take Exit 14 to U.S. 58 West and travel approximately 40 miles to Volney, Virginia. Continue west on U.S. 58 for approximately 8 miles to the park entrance. Follow the signs to the amphitheater. Trailhead is located immediately prior to the campground entrance across from the amphitheater.

Elevation: 4,320 feet

Elevation Gain: 320 feet

Distance: 1.8 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

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