Hone Quarry Recreation Area is … 62 to Hone Quarry Falls-.65 mi., no number - open Proposed Little River Wilderness Grooms Ridge Trail from FR 101 to Wild Oak Trail – 4 mi. Featuring Man-Made Waterfalls And Located In A Historic Quarry, Wisconsin’s Daggett Memorial Park Is Unlike Any Other Do you love discovering Wisconsin’s hidden gems? Hone Quarry Picnic Shelter, constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. We only saw one person driving in, a park ranger, and saw no one on the trail or parking area at the lake. Near the end of the 2 miles, you will see a great overlook with views of Reddish Knob and surrounding ridges. The falls should be spectacular! Hidden Rocks, a pleasant 2.5 mile out/back to a small waterfall and cliff overlook. Turn right up the yellow blazed Slate Springs Trail and follow it for 0.3 miles to the intersection with the unblazed Waterfall Trail. Hone Solar. It's a nice hidden gem considering most waterfall hikes in VA do not offer much solitude. Photo © Brad Striebig, References on Shenandoah Mountain Ecology. Mile 1.7 - Arrive at the intersection of the Slate Springs Trail (428A) where a large campsite is located on the left side of the road. White Rock Falls Loop 4.7 miles moderate difficulty. The quartz grains within the siltstone are harder than both steel and iron, making the rock well-suited for use as a sharpening stone. Mile 2.5 - Arrive a the main 25ft high Hone Quarry Falls. An easy secluded hike with a big payoff, the 25ft Hone Quarry Falls are the largest set of waterfalls in the Shenandoah Mountain area and a little know hidden gem. Hone Quarry Campground Nearby trailheads lead to popular rock climbing areas. 25 minutes from Pale Fire Brewing Co. Southwest of Harrisonburg in the George Washington National Forest, you’ll find several hikes of varying difficulty in the Hone Quarry Recreation Area. Mile 5.0 - Arrive back at the parking area at the dam. Rockingham County, Virginia. 23 talking about this. If you continue to follow the trail from here there is one more set of small ledge falls 0.05 miles upstream. Take Heartbreak Trail for 1.3 miles to the crest of Hone Quarry Ridge,  Turn right on Hone Quarry Ridge Trail and go 2 miles. LITTLE STONY NAT'L REC. An easy secluded hike with a big payoff, the 25ft Hone Quarry Falls are the largest set of waterfalls in the Shenandoah Mountain area and a little know hidden gem. From Dayton, VA, head west on Rt 257. Hone Quarry Loop Trail is a 5.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Dayton, Virginia that features a waterfall. Took a day trip from Richmond to share this hike with a friend! Directions: Brandywine Recreation Area is located in eastern West Virginia, east of Franklin along SR 33. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. It has now been filled in. With several waterfalls, … 257 at Dayton. Designating Shenandoah Mountain as a National Scenic Area will literally take an Act of Congress. Easy hike up the FR to the falls trail head and equally easy hike through the woods to the falls. Falls Trail (unofficial) from FR. FR 62 then goes through an area of old growth forest. There are also several other hikes in the Hone Quarry area along FR 62. This intersection is easy to miss. Hone Si " Myanmar Beer & Restaurant "Pool & Billiard Hall. Due to snow and high water, Shaws Fork Hike has been changed to Hone Quarry Falls Hike. Meikledale Quarry was a hone-stone quarry worked from about 1881 until the stone was cut off by a fault in 1926. Highlights of the campground include a picturesque stream, a hike to a nearby 15-foot waterfall and an adjacent group picnic shelter that is non-fee and is available first-come first-served. TRAIL (FT #331) - ClinchRD: This site is open for recreation, however the restrooms are temporarily shut down. Hone Quarry Ridge Trail, VA Hone Quarry Ridge Trail is a Trail in Rockingham County, Virginia.It has an elevation of 890 meters, or 2,920 feet. George Mile 1.5 - Pass the intersection of the Pond Knob Trail on your right and remain on FR 62. Fiddish River, Banffshire Laminated marble from the river bed was used to make hones and whetstones. The road to the quarry lake is riddled with DEEP potholes so a high clearance vehicle is necessary. Following signs for West 257, travel 11 miles. Hone Quarry Recreation Area has something for everyone: a picnic area, a campground, a fishing lake, a waterfall, a hemlock forest, and hiking trails for all ages and abilities. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, camping, horses, and mountain biking. Mile 0.0 - From the parking area at the top end of the dam follow FR 62 past a gate. We ate lunch and rested at the falls and dipped our toes in the cold water! The more public support we have, the better. See more ideas about Shenandoah, Virginia is for lovers, Shenandoah mountains. $5/night Access From Harrisonburg, Virginia: Take U.S. 42 South from Harrisonburg for approximately three miles to the intersection with State Route (S.R.) Description This awesome ridgeline begins with doubletrack just north of Briery Branch Gap and descends east towards the Hone Quarry Recreation Area. We are a hiking and trail maintenance club based in Harrisonburg-Staunton-Waynesboro, Virginia Starting location: Hone Quarry Recreation Area. Oct 19, 2015 - Explore Steven Malpass's board "Shenandoah mountains" on Pinterest. Shortly after entering George Washington National Forest, turn right onto FDR 62 into Hone Quarry Recreation Area. Camping: FR 62 has several large secluded camping sites that are also accessible by high clearance vehicles from April 1 through January 10. ONLINE Manifestation Monday Meditation. ... Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District District Administration. As section of the trail is temporarily closed due to landslides. Hone Quarry Recreation Area has something for everyone:  a picnic area, a campground, a fishing lake, a waterfall, a hemlock forest, and hiking trails for all ages and abilities. Walk through the clearing to Hone Quarry Run a native brook trout stream. Hone Quarry Campground is located in Rockingham County, Virginia and is part of the Dry River Ranger District of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. - Campground Loop  This .5-mile wheelchair accessible trail through a beautiful hemlock forest is great for birding and wildflowers. Meet at Churchville TasteeFreez at 9 a.m. as planned or Hone Quarry Picnic Area at 9:30. Take a right onto Big Hollow Trail and descend 2 miles to the starting point, crossing a small stream the last mile. As you pass the top part of the dam there is a large wetland area with reeds and tall grass. Hone Quarry Falls. The Lotus and the Light. If so, you should pay a visit to Daggett Memorial Park. There is also wider set of ledge falls just upstream. The Richmond Running Meetup Group. Contact: Jean Fraser, (540)490-0195, jeancfraser2@yahoo.com As we left, some trucks were heading in with jonboats to go fishing. Hone Quarry Picnic Area GW National Forest. Following are several short hikes, each offering different attractions to enjoy. Hone Quarry Falls - Virginia - George Washington National Forest Nearest address or intersection: 1, better known as Seneca Aqueduct, constructed from 1828 to 1833. Matt R/AllTrails It's here that you'll find a beautifully secluded trail that's lined with beautiful laurels, easy to access, and perhaps one of the least-utilized trails in the entire forest. The Slate Springs and Waterfall trails have a gentle incline as they climb up to the waterfall area. The highlight was Hone Quarry Falls and it’s swimming hole, though I enjoyed the cascades further along the stream as well. Book a call with one of our Habitat Specialists. Hone Quarry Waterfall is a 4.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Dayton, Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. Return along the same route. County. These trails can be linked to trails and gravel roads in the Hone Quarry and North River areas just over the ridge in Virginia. Begin just past the low water bridge. View of Route, large parking area where FR 62 narrows and before the gate, requires a high clearance vehicle to navigate, small streams that run down from Pond Knob, pass around large puddles blocking the road, intersection of the Slate Springs Trail (428A), Turn right up the yellow blazed Slate Springs Trail, intersection with the unblazed Waterfall Trail, Arrive a the main 25ft high Hone Quarry Falls. Local Business. Overlook from Hone Quarry Ridge Trail, with view of Reddish Knob and surrounding ridges. Mile 2.0 - Stay right on the Waterfall Trail and follow it for 0.5 miles. Length 5.4 miElevation gain 1512 ftRoute type Loop Sports & Recreation. Overlook on Cliff Trail, .5 mile from Hone Quarry Picnic Area Parking. Talk to a Habitat Specialist. Following are several short hikes, each offering different attractions to enjoy. Photo by Lynn Cameron, Hone Quarry Waterfall. The fourth is 0.6 miles further along FR 62 on the right side and is the largest of the three suitable for large groups. Some hikes originate in the camping area, which is currently closed due to Covid, but the following trails can be accessed from the road. Enterkine Quarry, Tarbolton Parish, Ayrshire A hone-stone quarry recorded in 1900. The first campsite is located at the intersection of FR 62 and Slate Springs Trail and will accommodate 5 tents. accommodate 5+ tents. Washington National Forest, 3D Head to the Hone Quarry Recreation Area near Dayton, Virginia. Hone Quarry Reservoir Reservoir. You can also camp at the Forestry Service managed Hone Quarry Campground that is located a mile prior to the hike parking area on FR 62. Photo by Brad Striebig. 6 Dames going 11:00 AM. Return to the Parking area by the road or by a path from the restrooms to the picnic shelter. The quarry was the source of stone for two Potomac River canals: the Potowmack Canal (opened in 1802, and officially known as the Great Falls Skirting Canal) on the Virginia side of Great Falls; and the C&O Canal, having supplied red sandstone for the latter for locks 9, 11, 15 - 27, and 30, the accompanying lock houses, and Aqueduct No. Oak Knob, a 7.9 mile circuit past a valley overlook and hike along the Oak Knob and Knob ridge. With two ledge falls and 25ft main set of falls there are several nice view points along the stream. FR 62 is heavily rutted and potholed, so during periods of rain you may have to pass around large puddles blocking the road. Artificially impounded body of water. This ridge has several trail intersections. The first section of the hike follows FR 62 past a marsh pond then through a section of old growth forest with several small streams that run down from Pond Knob. Hone Quarry Campground: Hopper Creek Group Campground: Hussy Mountain Horse Campground: This site is closed for the season and will reopen on April 1. Take a wide path through the forest to the Campground and walk around the campground loop to FR??. The third is in another 0.05 miles on the left next to Hone Quarry Run and It was a comfortable hike on a sunny 80-83 degree day! We did not venture further on the trail to see the campsites above the falls but the campsite at the falls trail head looked nice. Hone Quarry. With two ledge falls and 25ft main set of falls there are several nice view points along the stream. 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