Willow Heights Trail – Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah

The Willow Heights Trail is located in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Driving up the canyon, we found it on the left side of the road shortly after passing both the Silver Fork Lodge on the right and the Canyon Vacation Rentals on the left. Continue reading “Willow Heights Trail – Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah”

Cat and Thomas Mountains Preserve – Lake George, NY

The Cat and Thomas Mountains Preserve is located in Bolton Landing, New York and about 20 minutes north of Lake George Village. Continue reading “Cat and Thomas Mountains Preserve – Lake George, NY”

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 “Chestnut Ridge Trail and Roanoke Mountain Campground – Virginia”

Dragons Tooth Trail – AT Hiking Loop, Camping – Catawba, VA

Dragon’s Tooth is located west of Roanoke, Virginia. From Blacksburg, directions are: take Mt Tabor Rd (State Route 624) north, left on VA-311, and a quick left at the sign for the trail. Hiking and camping are the primary activities on the trail. Continue reading “Dragons Tooth Trail – AT Hiking Loop, Camping – Catawba, VA”

McAfee Knob – Appalachian Trail Day Hike, AT Shelters – Roanoke, VA

McAfee Knob is located northwest of both Roanoke, Virginia and I-81. From I-81, take exit 140 or 141, head north, and follow VA-311 N 5.6 miles to the trailhead; located at the top of a ridge. Continue reading “McAfee Knob – Appalachian Trail Day Hike, AT Shelters – Roanoke, VA”

Lofty Lake Loop Trail Extended to Ruth Lake – High Uintas, Utah

The Lofty Lake Loop starts from the Pass Lake trailhead at mile marker 32.1 on the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway (UT-150) and is also about 32 miles from downtown Kamas, Utah. Continue reading “Lofty Lake Loop Trail Extended to Ruth Lake – High Uintas, Utah”