There are 12.4 kilometers (7.7 miles) of trails that are marked with blue diamonds. Brush Hollow offers challenges to a wide range of skill levels. The section of trail located along Big Mill Creek is designated EASIEST and is suitable for beginners. The Brushy Gap and Elli Loops are designated MORE DIFFICULT. The Challenger Loop is designated MOST DIFFICULT and is suitable for experienced skiers. "Your Are Here" signs are located at trail junctions and other key locations. The trail is not groomed.
Scenic overlooks of the Big Mill Creek valley are located on the Challenger and Elli Loops. Portions of the trail system are located abandoned railroad grades that were used for logging at the turn of the century. In the spring many of the trails are decorated with wildflowers. This area is also a good place to view wildlife.
Trail description and directions are courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service. The USFS home page is www.fs.fed.us
The Brush Hollow Trailhead is located ten miles north of Ridgway on State Route 948. The trails can be found on the James City quadrangle map.
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