Angels Rest Overlook – AT Day Hike, Camping – Pearisburg, VA

The hike to Angels Rest Overlook is on a segment of the Appalachian Trail located in Pearisburg, VA. Directions from Blacksburg: 460W for ~25 miles, take the exit for SR 100, turn right onto Johnston Avenue, turn right onto Morris Avenue, and drive for a half mile until you see Appalachian Trail signs showing where the trail crosses the road. Continue reading

Chestnut Ridge Trail and Roanoke Mountain Campground – Virginia

Chestnut Ridge Trail and Roanoke Mountain Campground are located on the Mill Mountain Parkway between the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Mill Mountain Discover Center. Activities on the trail include hiking, dog walking, trail running, and horseback riding but mountain biking is not allowed. Continue reading

Kelly Knob Overlook – Appalachian Trail Day Hike – Blacksburg, VA

Kelly Knob Overlook is about seven miles north of Newport, Virginia. From Blacksburg, take US-460W for 8 miles, turn right on VA-42 E/Blue Grass Trail, turn left on Clover Hollow Rd/State Route 601, and continue on it for 6.7 miles until it reaches an intersection with the Appalachian Trail. Continue reading