Coal Road

Total Miles


636.42 ft


1 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This is a 13-mile long forest service road with paved sections on either end. The gravel sections have potholes, but are easily traveled by any vehicle. There are many hiking and biking trailheads located along the road with the most notable being Cellar Mountain. Cell signal is okay along trail, and the trail has two-way traffic. One road intersection near the center leads to the town of Stuarts Draft. Numerous walk-in campsites located along the way with only a handful accessible by vehicle. Coal Road provides access to the Bald Mountain Jeep Trail and Turkey Pen Trail which are both seasonally open. The trail is located near Shenandoah Acres Campground and Sherando Lake.


It is a paved and gravel fire road.

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