Potts Mountain Road

New Castle, Virginia (Craig County)

Last Updated: 01/20/2019
3.8 / 5 ( 4 reviews )
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Highlight: Potts Mountain Road
Potts Mountain Road is only one of the many places to escape pavement in beautiful Craig County, Virginia. With over 50% of the county lying within the borders of the National Forest, there are countless dirt roads waiting to be explored. With incredible views, mountain streams, hiking trails, and large tracts of public land, the surrounding area is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts of all types. Lying along the ridge of Potts Mountain between Route 311 and Sweet Springs Turnpike (FS 176), this trail is easy and passable with most vehicles. The major highlights of this trail are its access to The Hanging Rock Trail and Shawvers Run Wilderness Area. Most of Potts Mountain Road is surrounded by National Forest with the exception of a small portion bordering private property.


Route Information

Technical Rating

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1. Trailhead. Potts Mountain Road (FS Road 177-1) (0 mi)
The trailhead is located at the very top of Potts Mountain at the intersection with Route 311.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: New Castle

From Newcastle take Route 311 north for 15 miles until you get to the top of Potts Mountain. At the very top of the mountain Potts Mountain Road veers off to the right.



Trail Reviews (4)

Questions & Answers (3)

Q: Can you hunt there?
–Matt (11/16/2017)
–Thomas Darnall (01/06/2018)
Q: Where was the overlook at
–Matt (11/05/2017)
–Thomas Darnall (01/06/2018)
Q: Is this trail open during hunting season? Or recommended not to use then?
–Scott Coleman (06/24/2017)
–Thomas Darnall (06/24/2017)

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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