The trail follows Widow's Creek for 2.5 miles to the backcountry campsites. It is a strenuous hike over rocky terrain.
Directions: From Sparta or Elkin, NC, The park is located between Sparta and Elkin, just south of the Blue Ridge Parkway. From US 21 take SR 1002 about four and a half miles to Traphill. In Traphill, turn north on the John P Frank Parkway and proceed two miles into the park. Stay on the main park road for approximately 4.5 and you will see a parking area on your right. It is just past the small bridge.
Widow's Creek Trail leads to backcountry campsites.
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