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Description: A half-mile one-way interpretive fitness trail within Philpott Park near the Philpott Lake Visitor Center and Overlook. There are 26 points of interest identified by numbered markers along the trail which correspond to interpretive information in the trail guide available at the trailhead. Exercises are offered at 20 fitness stations along the trail. Not only can you learn a lot about nature and your environment, but you can also get in shape and stay fit on this unique trail.


*To Philpott Park from Roanoke, VA: Take 220 S. When you reach the intersection of 220 S and Sontag Rd (SR 619) in Rocky Mount, go about another 17.5 miles, then merge onto Fairystone Park Hwy/VA-57 W toward Stanleytown/Bassett. Go about 4 miles (you will cross railroad tracks, go through Bassett, and cross the Smith River), then turn right onto 57 W. Go about 2 miles, then turn right onto Philpott Dam Rd. Go about 1 mile to park entrance.

*To Philpott Park from Greensboro, NC: Take 220 N. Once you pass through Ridgeway, merge onto 220 N toward Roanoke. Go about 10 miles, then take the VA-57A West/VA-682 Fieldale/Bassett exit. Go left off of ramp onto 57A West. Go about 6 miles (57A will become 57), then turn right onto Philpott Dam Rd. Go about 1 mile to park entrance.

Rating: Easy

Users: Hikers only

Length: 0.5 miles