Explore The Pyrite Mine Ruins That Nature Has Reclaimed On This Forested Trail Through Virginia
Who doesn’t love the chance to engage in history while enjoying one of Virginia’s beautiful trails? That’s exactly what you can look forward to on the Pyrite Mine Loop Trail. Though this loop is lengthy — nearly seven miles — you’ll find things to enjoy at every turn: wildlife, waterfalls, bridge crossings, and of course, the namesake mine. Plus, there’s the option to take the 0.3-mile trail that will lead you directly to the Cabin Branch Pyrite Mine. Curious to learn more about what awaits at Prince William Forest Park? Let’s get started!
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Have you hiked this trail before? If so, we’d love to hear about your experiences! For more information about the Cabin Branch Pyrite Mine, you can click here.
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Alexandria. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.
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