Fenwick Mines

Total Miles
6.3

Elevation

1,077.39 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Near the town of New Castle, VA, are the remnants of many small mining towns. This route passes by the Fenwick Mines area, which has a small recreation day-use area and hiking trails. The route runs along the top of a ridgeline with sweeping east and west views of the area. The surface is mostly natural rock with many mud holes of varying depth. There are a few dispersed camping areas along the route. The area is crisscrossed by other forestry routes leading to other abandoned mining areas. Cell service in the area is very spotty.

Photos of Fenwick Mines

Fenwick Mines
Fenwick Mines

Difficulty

Mostly natural rocky / dirt surface with varying depth mud / water holes.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Brian Johnston
May 12, 2024
2023 Jeep Wrangler
Open
Normal
Ryan Kennedy
Jan 26, 2024
2022 Toyota 4Runner
Open
Muddy/Wet
Trail was a little muddy with a few big puddles. A couple of spots had some deep ruts.
Beth Powell
Jan 20, 2024
4x4
Open
Snow/Ice
Willys M38
Jan 14, 2024
4x4
Open

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