Getting There – Liberty Mountain Trail System
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Candlers Mountain Trail Head: The most used and most convenient. Located across Candler’s Mountain Rd from the Wingate Inn. Paved, lit parking available. When entering the Wingate Parking lot, park in the overflow lot to the right. Be courteous and responsible so others can enjoy this convenient parking. Watch for cars when crossing the road. A kiosk with a large map is located just into the woods. Nearest street address: 3777 Candlers Mtn. Road Lynchburg, VA 24502
460 Trail Head: +/- 100-yards downhill from the Candler’s Mountain Trail Head.
Hydeaway Trail Head: Easiest access to more easier grade trails. A small gravel parking area (4-cars). A kiosk with a large map is right across the chained entrance. Don’t block the drive completely – in case emergency vehicles need to rescue you or somebody else. Follow Candler’s Mt. Rd to intersection with Camp Hydeaway Rd, right before Candler’s Mt. Rd. ends at a T-intersection. Turn left on Camp Hydeaway Rd. Parking lot is on your left at the bottom of the first hill after leaving civilization. Nearest street address: Lake Front Dr. Rustburg, VA 24588
Top Ridge Trail Head: Have fun finding this one! Allows a different take on some well-used trails. Access Top Ridge Rd / State Route 837 on your right off of Old Rustburg Road – Take Martin Street off of Campbell Ave next to the US 460 interchange.
Lynchburg has most of the national chain hotels. For ease of access though, you can’t beat the Wingate Inn, located across from the main trail head.
American family fare: Sundae Grill – On your right 1/4 mile downhill from Candlers Mountain Trail Head.
American fare with brews: Macado’s – On your right just past the Sundae Grill.
Mediterranean – Kabob Grill - From Candlers Mountain Trail Head, get on 460 W and take the next exit, Wards Rd. Turn left at the entrance to Target / McDonald’s. Kabob Grill is in the strip mall to your right – across from McDonald’s.
Mexican – La Carreta – From Candlers Mountain Trail Head, get on 460 W and take the next exit, Wards Rd. You will need to U-turn and head back toward 460 on Wards Rd (Business 29). Turn right on Wards Ferry Rd.La Carreta, a locally-owned joint, is in the strip mall to your left.
Pizza & Microbrews – Waterstone Pizza Downtown Lynchburg. 1309 Jefferson Street Lynchburg VA 24504
Pizza (cheap) – CiCi’s Pizza in the Candler’s Mt Shopping Center, on your right 1/4 mile downhill from the Candlers Mountain Trail Head
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