Wildflowers and ferns can be found along the way on many of the hiking trailing in the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are some trails, however, Mother Nature favors over others.

Click the trail name for more details from the
Nature Foundation at Wintergreen

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

Fortunes Ridge Trail
Distance: 1.1 miles.
Blaze Color: Red.
Difficulty Level: MODERATE TO DIFFICULT.
Key Features: waterfalls, ecology, and dense forest. In the spring at the waterfalls look up to see wild rhododendron on the cliffs.
Google map directions to trailhead

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

Upper Shamokin Gorge Trail
Distance: 0.8 mile.
Blaze Color: Red.
Difficulty Level: DIFFICULT.
Key Features: stream side, challenging. Abundant plant life.
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. Look for the small flowers in the rocks in the spring.
Google map directions to trailhead

White Oak Trail
Distance: 0.5 mile.
Blaze Color: Yellow.
Difficulty Level: MODERATE.
Key Features: wildflowers, ferns, morning birding.
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

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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

•Trails in Wintergreen’s valley

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 spot.
Google map directions to trailhead in Stoney Creek

Wintergreen has 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.

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.

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