Poverty Creek in the Fall

October 17, 2008 at 8:00 am 2 comments

Last weekend, Ryan Somma and I took a quick trip to Poverty Creek and then over to Caldwell Fields. Both hikes were flat and short which means they are great runners-up to the Take a Child Outside (T.A.C.O.) Hikes list. And since the hikes were indeed so brief and easy, that meant that handicapped Henry was able to tag along.

(I think I will appoint Henry the Beagle my official T.A.C.O. Litmus Test. If he can do it with his bad back and leg, so can a kid!)

Anyway, our outing to Poverty Creek was short, but a great way to get outside and witness the beginnings of fall.

Walking down a fire road to get to the Poverty Creek Trail

Yellow and red leaves

Changing Leaves in the Sun

Floating leaves and reflections in Poverty Creek

More pictures of Poverty Creek are available on my Flickr site.

Poverty Creek Trail

Length: Up to 7.2 miles one-way (you can increase this length with side trails)

Elevation Gain: Neglible

Directions from Blacksburg, VA

Take 460 West

When Craig’s Creek Road is on your right, take a left into the Pandapas Pond entrance.

You can get to the trail from the upper parking lot.


Take 460 West

Pass the Pandapas Pond entrance

Turn left on Forest Road 708 (gravel road). The Poverty Creek Trail system has a number of trail crossings off of that road which you can use to get to the Poverty Creek Trail.

Entry filed under: Henry, Hiking, Poverty Creek, Ryan Somma.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. D L Ennis  |  October 17, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    These images are absolutely beautiful! I’m a few miles north of you and hope to get down that way some time…hope to see you out !

  • 2. geekhiker  |  October 19, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    Beautiful pictures! Reminds me that it’s about time to hit my Fall Colors annual hike…


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