Fortunes Ridge Trail

Distance: 1.1 miles  

Blaze Color: Red

Difficulty Level: MODERATE TO DIFFICULT

Key Feature: waterfalls, ecology, and dense forest

A detailed map of all of the trails within Wintergreen maintained by the foundation is available at the front desk of Wintergreen Resort's Mountain Inn and at Trillium House.

Fortunes Ridge Trail follows a cold mountain stream over cascading rock formations. After dropping steeply, a picturesque waterfall emerges about halfway on the trail. The trail passes through laurel thickets that bloom pink in June. Note the dramatic changes in forest types along the trail. Access from Fortunes Ridge Drive at one end or just above Elkwood Drive on Wintergreen Drive at the other. Three Ridges Overlook (via Brimstone Trail access) intersects is another access point as well.

The waterfalls on Fortunes Ridge Trail start about a 45-minute hike from the trailheads on Wintergreen Drive.