Top Ten Natural Features in Stony Valley & Surrounds
No. 10 - The Spot

In this case, X really does mark “The Spot,” a place created by a local man to introduce his daughter to the outdoors. Tucked along a tributary of Gold Mine Run, near Pine-Meadow Trail, “The Spot” offers a spark of civilization in Stony Valley. It's a great place for children to experience nature, with a shallow trickling creek in the section, as well as the surrounding wilderness over small hills.

DIRECTIONS: Park at the Pine-Meadow Trail Trailhead on Gold Mine Road (2.6 miles south of Route 325, or 4.5 miles north of Route 443). Continue through the gate on Pine-Meadow Trail, a logging road, for approximately 1.1 miles. An unnamed trail (road) will appear to your right. (Pine-Meadow Trail will vier towards the left and descend into Small Valley at this point, so make sure you take the other road!). Continue on the unnamed trail on your left for another 1.2 miles. At this point the trail will split again, joining with the Old Stagecoach Road. Take the left fork of the Old Stagecoach Road, contine approximatly 0.4 miles into "The Pines." A coal mound with the trail atop it, will appear on your lefthand side. Follow the trail, but before you reach the top of the coalmound, make a right (an easier trail awaits in this direction). The Spot is at the end of this trail.

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