08 Jun Glade Spring Salt Trail – A Hidden Gem
Nestled away in small-town, Glade Spring Virginia is a small yet historic walking & biking trail known as “The Salt Trail”.
The Salt Trail is roughly 8.7 miles from end to end and connects communities Glade Spring and Saltville. While now used as a walking trail, The Salt Trail used to be a part of the Norfolk & Western rail spur. Previously being used to bring assets from Saltville to Glade Spring. The trail was established in 2008 as a part of the Rails to Trails program, which also was the leading program behind the Virginia Creeper Trail.
Today, hikers, bikers, and horse riders enjoy day use of the trail. Trail organizers currently prohibit motorized vehicles. Pets are permitted on the trail, provided they remain on a leash. If you are looking for a great place for dog walking, this might just be your trail!
Novice walkers will enjoy taking a stroll on the trail due to its flat nature and clear areas to walk. Sections of the trail do have a slight incline and most areas of the trail are shaded. The trail runs through both woodlands as well as open farmland areas. If you like shaded areas, the trail offers many spots covered by trees. We love the start of the trail just by the parking area as it provides a lot of shading.