(Photos of Wolf Creek Greenway continued from the
The next picture is further along the greenway, looking back at the
That photo, and the next two, are from April 13 when the leaves were
partially out and the dogwoods were in full bloom:
By late spring the trees had leafed out and much of the trail
View of the trail in Stonebridge Park on 4-29-11
Wolf Creek is heavily shaded in another part of
Stonebridge Park on May 6th.
See why we like this trail so much?
STEWART'S KNOB TRAIL
Another benefit of the Wolf Creek Greenway is its proximity to the
Stewart's Knob Trail:
Deciduous leaves were only partially out in
This two-mile single-track dirt trail winds along the east side of
the Blue Ridge Parkway between the interchange at US 24 and the
Stewart's Knob parking area. It's easy to access from Wolf Creek and
reminds us of the nearby Appalachian Trail.
The only thing wrong with it is that it's too short!
Above and below: dogwoods
in bloom along the Stewart's Knob Trail (4-17-11)
This trail is officially maintained by the National Park Service
because it's on Parkway land but it is local hikers and equestrians that
do most of the real work to keep it open.
Within only a week, the leaves
already look more mature. (4-24-11)
I've never seen a cyclist on it because it but there aren't signs
that prohibit bikes. It's too rough for me to ride but it's perfect for
hiking and running.
Above: Jim teases Cody by
"hiding" behind a tree.
Cody's tail is a blur (below)
because he's wagging it. (4-24-11)
Here are a few more spring photos from Stewart's Knob Trail in chronological
Above and below: I don't know what this shrub
but the flowers are very pretty; they remind me of
A little creek along the trail (5-2-11)
The trail looks very summery by May 6.
Next entry: age perception -- at what age will you be
(or were you) "old?"
"Runtrails & Company" - Sue Norwood, Jim O'Neil,
and Cody the Ultra Lab
© 2011 Sue Norwood and Jim O'Neil