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Listening Rock Trail is a 2-mile trail blazed with yellow markers. The trail is rugged and winds around numerous boulders. Rock scrabbling is necessary in several locations. The trail's name originates from the fact that local farmers ventured to the overhangs to listen for their livestock. Mountain laurel, rhododendron and a bounty of other native botanicals including witch hazel dominate the forest understory.

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 main park road and look for signs to the visitor center. Trail may be accessed from the visitor center parking lot.

Elevation: 4,800 feet

Elevation Gain: 280 feet

Distance: 2 miles

Difficulty: Strenuous

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