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Explore Beautiful Nature Trails in Stonewall Jackson State Park

Stonewall Resort is located within the 1,900 acre Stonewall Jackson State Park. Resort and day guests have access to 16+ miles of trails. To learn more, call  304-269-7400 or click here to email us.

About the Biking and Nature Trails at Stonewall Jackson State Park

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Trailhead LocationDistance &
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DescriptionPrecautions

Cairns Trail

Located near the cottages just on the other side of the causeway. Parking is available at the trail head.Moderate to StrenuousFrom the trailhead, the trail gradually ascends about 200 feet in elevation to a bench near the ridge. It follows the bench for about 8 tenths of a mile where it descends to a park access road. The trail follows the park access road for about 1 mile and then ascending once again up a steep grade where it connects with the Hevener’s Orchard Trail. Along the trail you will see a number of stone cairns. A cairn is stack or pile of rocks. There have been approximately 200 cairns identified in the park. The origin of the cairns is unknown. Some believe they were created by American Indians others feel they had some purpose by the Europeans decedents in the area. About a mile from the trailhead, along the decent, there is a large stone standing upright. The stone shows evidence human tooling and has embedded bullets. Although the origin is unknown, it is an interesting artifact.The trail area along the park access road is often wet with standing water. The ascent back to the Hevener’s Orchard Trail is very steep. Caution should be used if biking the trail at this location. Park access roads are sometimes used by vehicles for maintenance. Be sure to watch for vehicles.
Hevener's Orchard Trail -
Red Apple Blaze
1) Near the welcome center at the park entrance. Follow the service road and the trail head is near golf tee #8.(2) Below the golf clubhouse on the right. Parking at club house. 3.5 Miles of trail. Approx. 5 Miles if you walk to the trail head from the lodge.Hiking – Moderate; Biking - Strenuous From TH#1, the trail is a gradual ascending grade that climbs about 200 feet. From TH#2, the trail is very steep for about 3/4 of a mile. Then it flattens out for 3/4 mile.Trail passes through mature timber stands, early succession forest and old fields. The trail tread is a mixture of shaded abandoned lanes, single track trail and mowed meadow. Note dry stone wall (Stone Cairns) and corral features located about 1/2 mile from TH#1.Because of the clay soil, the trail is not usable on rainy days. However, the soil does dry out very quickly after it rains. Proper shoes should be worn and be cautious on the narrow single track trail areas especially while biking
Autumn Laurel Brooke Trail - Green Leaf BlazeLocated near the lakeside cottages area just on the other side of the causeway.Parking is available at the trail head.1.5 Mile Loop Hiking – Easy/Moderate;
 Biking – Easy/Moderate
The trail parallels the lake shore on a bench overlooking the water out to Chipmunk Point. The trail is basically flat expect for a few small grades. It passes through mostly mature forests and is almost entirely single track. Hawks frequent the area because of the remote location.Exercise caution around a few steep slope areas near the trail. Water safety precautions should be observed if venturing off the trail near the lake.
Overlook TrailLocated near the resort maintenance area off of Rt 19. A designated parking area is identified.1/2 mile one way; 1 mile out and back.Hiking/Biking- Easy The trail meanders along a stone and sod mixed base trail to the top of the park overlook. The overlook gives an excellent view of the lake and marina. A mortared stone patio and wall are located at the overlook. The tall grasses and wildflowers along the trail make for an opportune insect hunt.At one location the trail is close to Rt. 19.
Park RoadsStart at Lodge
1 Mile
Start at lodge and proceed out to the main lodge access road. Turn right onto Resort Road, toward the cottages. Approximately mid way along the causeway is 1/2 mile. Return to the lodge for a total of 1 mile.Although the roads within the park have a maximum speed limit of 30 mph, roads within the park present a hazardous situation just as any road with vehicle traffic. Use caution and be aware of traffic. Be extra attentive at intersections.
Park RoadsStart at Lodge2 MilesStarting at the lodge, go to the main lodge access road. Turn right onto Resort Rd. toward the cottages. The cottage boat launch ramp parking lot is1 mile. Turn in the parking lot and return for a total of 2 miles.Although the roads within the park have a maximum speed limit of 30 mph, roads within the park present a hazardous situation just as any road with vehicle traffic. Use caution and be aware of traffic. Be extra attentive at intersections.
Park RoadsStart at Lodge5KStarting at the lodge, go to the main lodge access road. Turn right onto Resort Rd. toward the cottages. Proceed to the cottages and turn around at the boat launch ramp parking area. Back track along Resort Rd past the lodge. Turn around at Park Service Road by the Welcome Center.Although the roads within the park have a maximum speed limit of 30 mph, roads within the park present a hazardous situation just as any road with vehicle traffic. Use caution and be aware of traffic. Be extra attentive at intersections.
Park RoadsStart at Lodge10KStarting at the lodge, go to the main lodge access road. Turn right onto Resort Rd toward the cottages. Go to the villas and turn around at the boat launch ramp parking area. Back track along Resort Rd past the lodge. Go to the Welcome Center and turn right onto the Park Service Road. Turn around at the top of the hill, return to the park road and turn right. Continue to the main park entrance, turn around at Rt. 19 and come back past the Welcome Center. At the next intersection toward the marina. Follow the park road to Marina Rd, turn left through the middle of the parking lot at the marina and then up the hill back onto the park road. Turn right toward the campground. Follow the campground road around the lower loop and back to the park road. At the intersection, turn right and return to the lodge.Although the roads within the park have a maximum speed limit of 30 mph, roads within the park present a hazardous situation just as any road with vehicle traffic. Use caution and be aware of traffic. Be extra attentive at intersections.
Fitness TrailStart at the Roanoke Activity PlazaTwo Loops = .4 miles
The loop works throughout the Roanoke Activity Plaza area and has 5 Fitness stations located along the trail.  Each station has two exercise stations with multiple difficulty levels designed to challenge different parts of the body. This trail can be performed in two levels of challenge – one loop using both exercises at each station and two loops using one exercise station on each pass.
Use caution on equipment.

Get Outside

Whether walking along a quiet trail, kayaking through a secluded cove or biking the roads and trails along Stonewall Jackson Lake, you'll find natural enjoyment outdoors.

Keep in mind:

  • Golf course cart paths are not open to hiking or biking.
  • Everything in the park, natural or man-made is protected. Please do not pick flowers or remove articles.
  • Help keep litter in its place.
  • Children under 15 are required to wear a helmet when biking.
  • ATVs and other non licensed vehicles are not permitted to be operated in the resort or state park.