Modest Ambles: Cumberland State Forest & Byrd Cellars (Day Hike, 9 Miles, Moderate)

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    Steve H. 10 months ago

    This is so far coming together as 2 segments. I have posted the first. A brand new trail Caffey. Not even fully blazed as yet for 3.5 miles. The additional is purposeful wandering. Looking to carve out another 3-6 from the 11 mi and 15 mi trails there. Will post in a few weeks when get back there.

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    Steve H. 10 months ago

    a hole in the wall right outside the park with great reviews
    for those that are hungry afterwards

    then folks that want to hit the winery afterwards come with me.

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    Steve H. 10 months ago

    the second part of the hike is 5.2 miles and will be around Bear Creek Lake at the State Park right next door so
    this makes it a total 9 mile hike in 2 sections – if this is too different than advertised my apologies and feel free to change RSVP

  4. Annie V. 9 months ago

    What is the ETA for trailhead? I’m going to drive myself, Short Pump is out of my way.
    Will watch for email about weather and whether it’s a go. 😉

  5. Brian 9 months ago

    Rescheduled for August 4th per Steve.

  6. Annie V. 7 months ago

    sorry to miss this amble! NO SUN for me right now.

  7. Lori 7 months ago

    I’m already west, and Short Pump means travelling north. I will meet you at the park. Is there a specific meeting place and eta?

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    Steve H. 7 months ago

    I have attached a screenshot of the parking area at the trail head.
    Beware of the street number – each time I pull it up get a different location – this is a forest.

    At the intersection of Tatum and 629/Oak Hill Rd is a parking lot. Tatum road leads to the forestry service building. South of that intersection Tatum is called Forest View. The easiest way to get there is go to Bear Creek Lake State Park and continue into the Cumberland State Forest.

    Our ETA is 10:30 AM
    @9:30 looking to leave Macy’s in Short Pump for a 1 hour drive.
    Going to go 288 south to US-60 and then West on 60 to Cumberland turning on Trents Mill
    Turn on 629/Oak Hill Rd for State Park entrance, but do not go into the park entrance to left – keep straight to the right turn on Tatum and the parking for trailhead is at the intersection – I posted a picture that shows a sign saying Coffey Trail parking only

  9. Marybeth 7 months ago

    Sorry to miss this, but the humidity did me in on the Sunset hike last night and don’t want to be on the trail and it happen again…have fun see you all went the weather is less a factor.

  10. JoeGiasullo 7 months ago

    Sorry peeps, Mariluzifer and I are headed to the beach. Don’t be sad…it’ll all be over soon.

  11. Elizabeth 7 months ago

    Hopefully, Byrd Cellars will still have the froze: made from Byrd Cellars Cabernet Franc Rose’ wine and strawberries. Two sizes to choose from. FROZE’ Rose’


  12. Dawn F. 7 months ago

    Mike and I live in Chesterfield County, so we will meet you at the park. If there is anyone who wants to carpool with us, please let us know. We are meeting at Ross (back of parking lot) on Hull Street Road near 288 at 9:30 am.

  13. Norma 7 months ago

    Hi there! Looking forward to hike tomorrow. Hope the weather works out. I rsvp’d for two but my daughter just bailed so it will be just me.

  14. Lori 7 months ago

    Great steamy hot hike today. Thanks Steve for keeping a moderate pace. We all had such a great time at the winery

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    Steve H. 7 months ago

    Great Day and Great Company! thanks all

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    Steve H. 7 months ago

    Special THANKS! to Elizabeth for being so generous @ Byrd Cellars
    the Sangia wuz AWESOME

  17. Brian 7 months ago

    Thanks Steve for planning and leading this – looks like it was a great day! CVT shirt/hat points to Elizabeth & Lori. Lori gets sweeper points as well. And congrats again to Elizabeth, two-time CVT Phrase that Pays winner – more points for you!

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