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Crossing between Clay County and Nicholas County, this off-road trail is a must-do if you enjoy water crossings. The trail is a straight-through, 17-mile-long trip that begins on Dundon Road just east of Clay, next to Buffalo Creek. The trail is rough and rugged with many cobble rock sections as it snakes its way through the hollows and begins following Lilly Fork. Around 5 miles in, the trail starts the first of nearly two-dozen water crossings, with several crossings being long stretches of driving up the creek. As you enter Nicholas County and begin following Beech Fork, the trail surface becomes very sandy outside the creek bed. Eventually, it becomes Twenty Mile Creek Road before intersecting with County Road 19/8.
Lodging and camping are available at the J.G. Bradley Campground & Lodge on the west end, just outside Clay. No camping along the trail exists, but this is an excellent overland alternative to the paved county roads between Clay and Summersville. The road is suitable for any high clearance SUV or pickup truck. Take caution during heavy rain events, as water levels can rise to several feet deep.
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