Floyd, Virginia

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  • Floyd, Virginia

    Hike Rock Castle Gorge

    4.0
    This 10.8 mile loop is a very demanding, but very rewarding hike that will take most of the day to complete. The hike can be started from many different locations but in this write-up it starts at the Saddle Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway and the loop is in the counter-clockwise direction.Fro...
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  • Willis, Virginia

    Hike Buffalo Mountain

    4.7
    2 mi / 700 ft gain
    COVID-19 CLOSURE: Due to Covid-19, this trail will be closed effective April 10, 2020 at 8 PM until June 24, 2020.  A short 1.0 mile hike to the summit with 700’ elevation gain, the trail switchbacks steeply up to the exposed rocky summit. To the north you can see Sharp Top and Flat Top at the Pe...
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  • Meadows of Dan, Virginia

    Photograph Mabry Mill

    4.7
    Mabry Mill is one of the most photographed spots on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and rightfully so. Located at MP 176.1 the mill is beautiful in any season and easily accessed from the parking lot. Since this place is so popular, be prepared for crowds.This place is a nice " leg-stretcher" if driving ...
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  • Shawsville, Virginia

    Hike to Stiles Falls

    4.8
    3 mi / 500 ft gain
    Park at the Alta Mons camp parking lot, and start walking the gravel road. There will be signs throughout the trail that lead to the waterfall. Continue down the trail for 1.5 miles. Look out for the white trail markers that indicate the Stiles Falls trail. After 1.5 miles, you will reach the wat...
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  • Dublin, Virginia

    Camp at Claytor Lake State Park

    4.0
    Claytor Lake is a very well maintained state park in Dublin, VA. There are four campgrounds available. Campgrounds A, B and C are mostly for tent camping with no electric or water hookups, while campground D accommodates RV units with water and electric hookups.Claytor Lake is idea for families l...
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  • Blacksburg, Virginia

    Hike the Coal Mining Heritage Park and Loop Trail

    5.0
    1 mi
    This is a part of the Huckleberry Trail (which is paved), but off of it is the dirt hiking/walking trail loop. It is a really fun area to explore, and the parts that are on the Huckleberry have plaques with historical information on it which is all very interesting. It also has a beautiful wooden...
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  • Draper, Virginia

    Bike the New River Trail

    5.0
    57 mi
    There are several locations to begin your trek on the New River Trail, but our favorite is the Draper Valley area. The pin on the map will take you right to the parking lot. There is a $5 state park fee and a self-pay envelope station. From here we head south, and after about a mile you catch you...
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  • Blacksburg, Virginia

    Take a Stroll around Pandapas Pond

    4.5
    1 mi
    Great for walking or jogging. There are nice views of the pond and there are also other little areas like one dedicated to horticulture. Fishing is also possible (with a license).  Parking is very easy here!
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  • Blacksburg, Virginia

    Float New River

    5.0
    Starting at the "falls" below the New River Junction you can enjoy a three day float trip down to Bluff City near Pearisburg. [Tangent Outfitters in Pembroke can rent you kayaks and shuttle you to the start point and pick you up at the end point if you don't have 2 vehicles to leave] Trip can be ...
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  • Newport, Virginia

    Photograph Sinking Creek Falls

    5.0
    Park at the Clover Hollow Covered Bridge, and walk or bike  1/3 mile along Clover Hollow Rd in the direction of Blue Grass Trail Rd or to the pin dropped in the location below.When you can see the waterfall, carefully walk down the bank where you'll have perfect angles of the waterfall and surrou...
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  • Newport, Virginia

    Hike through the New River Cave

    4.7
    2 mi / 332 ft gain
    After reaching the parking area, cross the road and continue up the trail for about 0.3 miles. At the kiosk, make sure to register in order to indicate that you are going into the cave. After passing the kiosk and some rocky portions of the trail, you will approach the cave entrance. The cave goe...
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  • Newport, Virginia

    Fish Sinking Creek at Clover Hollow Queens Truss Bridge

    5.0
    Park alongside of the road at the bridge where 2-3 cars can fit. From here you can fish in Sinking Creek with a great view of this historic landmark. The majority of fish are native brook's and can be caught on a smaller 4-5 wt rod using dry flies.The covered bridge was built in 1916 and spans 70...
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  • Roanoke, Virginia

    Take in the View at Roanoke Mountain Overlook

    4.0
    The Roanoke Mountain Road is a 4 mile one-way loop accessed at mile post 120.3 off the Blueridge Parkway. It's a winding single-lane road, and I would certainly not venture up there with a trailer. There is a large parking area at the main overlook which provides an excellent view of the sunset. ...
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  • Newport, Virginia

    Hike to the Keffer Oak on the Appalachian Trail

    4.3
    2.6 mi / 600 ft gain
    You can park your car at the small gravel lot where VA-42 and Rt. 629 intersect. Starting from the Appalachian Trail crossing at VA-42,  head north on the AT, which winds through some grass meadows. After about 0.8 miles into the hike you will cross Rt. 630 (Northside Road) on a bridge over Sinki...
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  • Craig County, Virginia

    Hike to Kelly's Knob via the Appalachian Trail

    4.3
    4 mi / 500 ft gain
    This is a great day hike for families or groups looking to get out for a short hike on the Appalachian Trail in Jefferson National Forest.From 460W Take Blue Grass Trail Rd then a left onto Clover Hollow Rd/State Route 601. Continue on this for 6.7 miles until you reaches an intersection with the...
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  • Pembroke, Virginia

    Bald Knob Trail

    4.8
    0.93 mi / 387 ft gain
    Unobstructed views with little hiking effort make Bald Knob one of the best locations to see the sunset in southwestern Virginia. Easy to access from US-460 in Giles County, take Mountain Lake Road (VA-700) for 7 miles and park in the gravel lot on the left by the intersection of VA-613 and Moun...
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