Appalachian Trail VA - Marion to Roanoke Segment 2

Marion, Virginia

4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars
1 Review
4 out of 5
The Appalachian Trail through southwest Virginia forsakes the Blue Ridge for the valley and ridge region, but loses none of the beauty or steep climbs. Open cliffs on Tinker Mountain and overlooks from McAfee Knob and Dragons Tooth are popular day hikes. More remote is Wind Rocks in Mountain Lake Wilderness or a perch on Angels Rest, near Pearisburg, with views of the New River. It’s been sixty-plus years since volunteers moved the AT off the Blue Ridge, in hopes of saving the trail’s remote character. It’s safe to say they succeeded.
Hiking Virginia

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Hiking Virginia

by Bill and Mary Burnham (Falcon Guides)

The Appalachian Trail through southwest Virginia forsakes the Blue Ridge for the valley and ridge region, but loses none of the beauty or steep climbs. Open cliffs on Tinker Mountain and overlooks from McAfee Knob and Dragons Tooth are popular
day hikes.

More remote is Wind Rocks in Mountain Lake Wilderness or a perch on Angels Rest, near Pearisburg, with views of the New River. It’s been sixty-plus years since volunteers moved the AT off the Blue Ridge, in hopes of saving the trail’s remote character. It’s safe to say they succeeded.

© 2013 Bill and Mary Burnham/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Marion
Distance: 190.3
Trail Type: Point-to-Point
Skill Level: Difficult
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Appalachian Trail Conference, Harpers Ferry, WV, (304) 535-6331, www.appalachiantrail.org Roanoke ATC, c/o Bob Peckman, (540) 366-7780 Outdoor Club at Virginia Tech, filebox.vt.edu/org/outing Piedmont Appalachian Trail Hikers, www.path-at.org Mount Rogers National Recreation Area Headquarters, Marion, (276) 783-5196, www.southernregion.fs.fed.us/gwj
Local Maps: ATC #2: Wythe Ranger District; ATC #3: Blacksburg Ranger District
Driving Directions: Directions to Appalachian Trail (VA) - Marion to Roanoke (Segment 2)

Recent Trail Reviews

6/26/2006
0

Dropped in at Dragon Tooth, just for a 8 mile hike to Hwy311, nice short hike. Good mix of woods and open land pasture. Any day on the AT is good.



Trail Photos

Activity Feed

Apr 2018