Nimrod Road

New Castle, Virginia (Craig County)

Last Updated: 01/12/2019
3 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Highlight: Nimrod Road
Nimrod Road is one of numerous Forest Service Roads in beautiful Craig County, VA. This area features mountains, springs, creeks, beautiful views, and abundant wildlife. Popular activities include, hiking, camping, hunting, and fishing the many creeks for elusive native Brook Trout, and the larger stocked Rainbow and Brown Trout. There are many stocked trout waters on public land in the vicinity. The closest to Nimrod Road being Barbours Creek on the East side of Potts Mountain that is stocked with Rainbow and Brook Trout. On the west side of Potts Mountain is Potts Creek which is stocked with Rainbow and Brown Trout. Signs on both creeks post stocked trout waters that are on National Forest land and accessible to the public. Be respectful of private property and leave nothing but footprints.


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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
Intersection with Route 311. Turn right onto Nimrod Road (FS Road 604.1) if coming form New Castle (traveling uphill on Route 311).

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: New Castle

From New Castle take route 311 North. You will go up and over one small mountain. After coming down the first smaller mountain you will cross a small bridge going over Johns Creek. Shortly after crossing the Johns Creek bridge you will begin heading up Potts Mountain. Within the first few miles heading up the mountain is Nimrod Road. It is the first Forest Service Road on the right when you are heading up Potts Mountain on route 311. If you get to the Potts Slope Shooting Range you have gone too far. There is no sign that says Nimrod Road at this intersection. Some mapping services have Nimrod Road listed as Red Brush Road.



Trail Reviews (2)

Questions & Answers (1)

Q: I am a complete novice in offroading with a 2018 Lexus GX460 - all stock. I am itching to go offroad, or more like off-pavement. Is this Nimrod road trail suitable for me to try in the week of 12/26/21? I plan to travel to the north making right on Sweet Springs tnpk to get to route 167. Thanks in advance
–Young Kim (12/20/2021)

Writer Information

Thomas Darnall

Mapping Crew - Virginia

Living on top of Potts Mountain in Craig County, Virginia I am very fortunate that the area I live in has lots of National Forest land to explore.
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