Over 30 miles of mountain and valley trails,
from extra easy to very challenging 

Paper trail maps make for a more safe and enjoyable hike at Wintergreen. Maps are available at Wintergreen Resort's Mountain Inn and the Nature Foundation at Wintergreen.

The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen’s volunteers and staff maintain Wintergreen’s trails. The trails are open to the public. Nature Foundation’s naturalists at Trillium House offer interpretive hikes several times a month. See the nature foundation’s calendar here.

Also see four famous hiking trails near Wintergreen

 

Wintergreen Mountain Trails

Click the trail name for more details from the Nature Foundation at Wintergreen
Listed long to short

Old Appalachian Trail
Distance: up to 3.3 miles.
Blaze Color: Red-Yellow.
Difficulty Level: MODERATE TO DIFFICULT.
Key Features: scenic vistas, hiker’s favorite. Trail has several access points; hike lengths can vary.
Google map directions to southern trailhead

Pedlars Edge Trail
Distance: 1.6 miles.
Blaze Color: Red.
Difficulty Level: DIFFICULT.
Key Features: bird watching, geology.
Google map directions to trailhead access on Blackrock

Chestnut Springs Trail
Distance: 1.1 miles.
Blaze Color: Yellow-Red.
Difficulty Level: MODERATE.
Key Features: north to south exposure.
Google map directions to access trailhead

Cedar Cliffs North Trail
Distance: 1 mile.
Blaze Color: Red.
Difficulty Level: MODERATE TO DIFFICULT.
Key Features: rocky, interesting setting.
Google map directions to trailhead

Blackrock Trail
Distance: 0.8 miles.
Blaze Color: Red.
Difficulty Level: DIFFICULT.
Key Features: rocky, plant-life, ecology.
Google map directions to trailhead

Upper Shamokin Gorge Trail
Distance: 0.8 mile.
Blaze Color: Red.
Difficulty Level: DIFFICULT.
Key Features: stream side, challenging.
Google map directions to trailhead via Old Appalachian Trail

Devils Knob Trail
Distance: 0.6 miles.
Blaze Color: Red-Yellow.
Difficulty Level: MODERATE.
Key Features: highest elevation, winter views, rocky footing.
Google map directions to trailhead

Shamokin Springs Nature Preserve
Distance: 0.3 miles.
Blaze Color: Yellow.
Difficulty Level: EASY.
Key Features: unique area, streams, birding, family favorite.
Google map directions to trailhead

The Plunge
Distance: 0.2 miles.
Blaze Color: Yellow.
Difficulty Level: MODERATE (if you take your time) TO DIFFICULT.
Key Features: spectacular views, geology.
Google map directions to trailhead

Ravens Roost Park trail copy.jpg

Ravens Roost Park
Distance: 0.1 miles.
Blaze Color: Yellow.
Difficulty Level: EASY.
Key Features: overlook platform, bird watching, great vista.
Google map directions to trailhead

Laurel Ridge Loop
Distance: 1.6 miles.
Blaze Color: Yellow.
Difficulty Level: MODERATE TO DIFFICULT.
Key Features: loop hike, ecology.
Google map directions to trailhead

Loggers Alley Trail & Access
Distance: 1.5 miles.
Blaze Color: Red-Yellow.
Difficulty Level: EASY TO MODERATE.
Key Features: bird watching, leisure walking; (Access trail runs through the ski slopes; closed in winter.)
Google map directions to trailhead on ski slope

Fortunes Ridge Trail
Distance: 1.1 miles.
Blaze Color: Red.
Difficulty Level: MODERATE TO DIFFICULT.
Key Features: waterfalls, ecology, and dense forest.
Google map directions to trailhead

Pond Hollow Trail
Distance: 1 mile.
Blaze Color: Red.
Difficulty Level: MORE DIFFICULT.
Key Features: geologic fault line, rugged terrain.
Google map directions to trailhead

Brimstone Trail
Distance: 0.8 miles.
Blaze Color: Red.
Difficulty Level: MORE DIFFICULT.
Key Features: rocky, spectacular views
Google map directions to trailhead

Hemlock Springs Loop
Distance: 0.8 miles.
Blaze Color: Yellow-Red.
Difficulty Level: MODERATE TO DIFFICULT.
Key Features: stream, north vs. south slopes, old-growth hemlock.
Google map directions to trailhead

Cedar Cliffs Main Trail
Distance: 0.7 miles.
Blaze Color: Yellow.
Difficulty Level: MODERATE.
Key Features: ridgeline with scenic overlook at end.
Google map direction to trailhead

White Oak Trail
Distance: 0.5 mile.
Blaze Color: Yellow.
Difficulty Level: MODERATE.
Key Features: wildflowers, morning birding.
Google map directions to trailhead

Highlands Leisure Trail
Distance: 0.5 miles.
Blaze Color: Yellow-Red.
Difficulty Level: EASY TO MODERATE.
Key Features: ski slope overlook, easy access.
Google map directions to trailhead

Upper Shamokin Falls Trail
Distance: 0.4 mile.
Blaze Color: Yellow.
Difficulty Level: MODERATE.
Key Features: waterfall, stream, a family favorite. Morgans Loop offers a return from Upper Shamokin Falls with another view of the waterfall.
Google map directions to trailhead

Trillium Field copy.jpg

Trillium Field
Distance: 0.1 mile.
Blaze Color: Yellow.
Difficulty Level: EASY.
Key Features: trillium flowers, informative signage, easy walk.
Google map directions to trailhead

While Wintergreen is a resort community, know that the many of the mountain and valley trails here–like most trails in the Blue Ridge Mountains–insist on being taken seriously.

It’s wise to have serious footwear as no path is perfect. A serious respect for the wildlife (both big and tiny, plant and animal) is also smart. The weather is a different force among the mountains that deserves extra consideration. Allow plenty of time for your hikes so as to be more safe and to also fully enjoy the trails. Don’t rush. Be alert. Take care when walking in Wintergreen’s wilderness, which starts and ends with your first and last step on any trail.

•Trails in Wintergreen’s valley

Lower Shamokin Falls Trail
Distance: 1.7 miles. Blaze Color: Blue. Difficulty Level: MODERATE.
Key Features: cascading waterfall, long hike.
Google map directions to trailhead at the end of Old Stoney Creek Road

Stoney Creek Park
Distance: 0.9 miles. Blaze Color: Blue. Difficulty Level: EASY.
Key Features: valley picnic spot, streamside, easy hike. Note: Not a loop trail.
Google map directions to trailhead in Stoney Creek

Allen Creek Nature Preserve
Distance: .7 miles. Blaze Color: Blue. Difficulty Level: EASY.
Key Features: wetland, rare plants, picnic spots.
Google map directions to trailhead in Stoney Creek

• Pauls Creek Trail
Distance: 0.6 mile. Blaze Color: Blue. Difficulty Level: MODERATE.
Key Features: waterfall, streamside, family favorite.
Google map directions to trailhead in Stoney Creek

The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen offers guided hikes on most Saturday mornings. The two-hour or so hikes (usually on trails rated moderate) focus on the nature of Wintergreen's surrounding wilderness such as tree and wildflower identification, geology, and wildlife. The hikes are free for foundation members (free for kids with family memberships) and open to the public at a small fee. Dogs should not be brought on the guided hikes. Typically the Saturday hikes meet at 10 am at the Nature Foundation’s Trillium House on Wintergreen mountain.  Get details and register on the Nature Foundation's website here.

The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen offers guided hikes on most Saturday mornings. The two-hour or so hikes (usually on trails rated moderate) focus on the nature of Wintergreen's surrounding wilderness such as tree and wildflower identification, geology, and wildlife. The hikes are free for foundation members (free for kids with family memberships) and open to the public at a small fee. Dogs should not be brought on the guided hikes. Typically the Saturday hikes meet at 10 am at the Nature Foundation’s Trillium House on Wintergreen mountain. Get details and register on the Nature Foundation's website here.

You hike at your own risk.
Therefore,…

  • Be aware that the weather can change rapidly.

  • Do not hike alone.

  • Do not underestimate the terrain.

  • Carry drinking water and a snack.

  • Be aware of wildlife and respect its space.

  • Wear proper attire, including footwear.

  • Carry a hiking map.

  • Stay on marked trails.

  • Be aware of your limitations.

  • Carry a cellphone, but know that coverage is not everywhere.

  • Most of the trails are open in the winter, but just a little snow and ice can make even easy trails treacherous.

Also see four famous hiking trails near Wintergreen

What's that bird?   Check in with the most recent Wintergreen area eBird reports on the links here; click on the name of the bird species on the list to see a photo.    • The Wintergreen Nature Foundation's Trillium House bird sightings      • Spruce Creek Park bird sightings      • more Wintergreen area eBird reports     eBird is the world’s largest biodiversity-related citizen science project, with more than 100 million bird sightings contributed each year by eBirders around the world.    Learn more

What's that bird?

Check in with the most recent Wintergreen area eBird reports on the links here; click on the name of the bird species on the list to see a photo.

• The Wintergreen Nature Foundation's Trillium House bird sightings

• Spruce Creek Park bird sightings

• more Wintergreen area eBird reports

eBird is the world’s largest biodiversity-related citizen science project, with more than 100 million bird sightings contributed each year by eBirders around the world. Learn more