The Rockfish Valley Foundation has developed this network of trails for hiking and birding. You can enjoy walking easy flat trails surrounded by spectacular mountain views of Blue Ridge. The trails provide public access to the South Fork of the Rockfish River and Reid’s Creek. The natural-surface trails are open for hikers and bird watchers. Total of 6 miles of trail in loops of various lengths can be woven together or taken in as smaller pieces, allowing a new experience with every visit.
Check out the Nelson County trail link.
Gear: Hiking shoes/boots, snacks/picnic lunch, hiking poles (optional), water (recommended), swim-suit and towel (if you want to cool down in Rockfish River).
If you feel hungry or thirsty afterwards stop by the Devils Backbone Brewery, Wild Wolf Brewery, Silverback Distillery, or Bold Rock Cidery (a great place to "Drink in the Scenery!"). Lot's of choices within a few miles to relax and taste some beers, vodkas, or ciders!
Another option is a potluck at the picnic table off Rockfish River/Rt. 151 crossing.