Williams Branch

Total Miles


429.35 ft


1 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Williams Branch Forest Road 1157 is a narrow-overgrown trail that varies in elevation between pine forests on the ridges to thick hardwoods in the lower areas. Passing by the marked campsite the trail becomes narrower and more overgrown. Expect pinstripes on a full-size rig. 4Low is highly recommended to climb in and out of some of the rutted-out trails. This trail was obstructed by a widow maker of trees. A chainsaw and winch will be needed to clear the trail. This is a through route back to 76 highway if the fallen trees are removed.

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Williams Branch
Williams Branch
Williams Branch


Steep grades with washed out sections of trail creating deep off camber ruts. Very narrow trail for full size rigs with lots of large logs lining sections of trail. Downed trees are common, bring a chainsaw if you want to make it all the way through.

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Status Reports

Shannon Brown
Oct 16, 2023
Downed Tree

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