Angels Rest

Roanoke, Virginia 24019

Angels Rest

Angels Rest Professional Guide

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"This Appalachian Trail (A.T.) trek climbs the northeast shoulder of Pearis Mountain to three vistas. Start near the town of Pearisburg, an officially designated Appalachian Trail Community, then trace a series of switchbacks up a thickly wooded ridge."

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Five-Star Trails: Roanoke and the New River Valley, Virginia (Menasha Ridge Press)
Johnny Molloy
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"This trek on the Appalachian Trail climbs the northeast shoulder of Pearis Mountain to three vistas. Start near Pearisburg, then trace a series of switchbacks up a thickly wooded ridge. Once on the crest, enter a boulder garden to emerge at Angels Rest and its view of the New River Valley. This is a classic mountain climb to a view—or three views in this case. You will earn your reward as the hike ascends nearly 1,700 feet from the trailhead. However, bear in mind that the trail is well maintained and well graded and does not have any insanely steep segments, making it doable by your average hiker at a leisurely pace." Read more

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Trail Information

Roanoke
Nearby City
5
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
3 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
2,005 feet
Trailhead Elevation
3,680 feet
Top Elevation
George Washington and Jefferson National Forests: 540-552-4641, www.fs.usda.gov/gwj
Local Contacts
Trails Illustrated #787 Blacksburg/New River Valley; Appalachian Trail Conservancy SW VA Maps 1 and 2; USGS Narrows
Local Maps

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Dec 2018