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The Best Hiking in Ripplemead

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Top hiking spots in and near Ripplemead

  • Pearisburg, Virginia

    Hike Angels Rest and the Wilburn Valley Overlook

    4.5
    For a tough hike with rewarding views, check out Angels Rest and the Wilburn Valley Overlook. Easily accessible from US-460 near Pearisburg, this hike along the Appalachian Trail gains a total of 1600’ elevation is a 4.6 mile round trip hike. Angels Rest is a large boulder that overlooks the New...
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  • Narrows, Virginia

    Rice Fields Shelter

    5.09 mi / 1270 ft gain
    Rice Fields Shelter is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Narrows, Virginia.
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  • Narrows, Virginia

    Hike to the Rice Fields

    5.0
    5 mi / 1200 ft gain
    This hike begins on the Appalachian Trail just north of Pearisburg, Virginia. To get to the trail head, take Route 460 and turn on to Clendennin Road(Route 641). Take Clendennin road 1.5 miles and then turn left on to Pocahontas road. In about 300ft you will pass a cattle grate and an old barbed ...
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  • Ripplemead, Virginia

    Hike to Cascade Falls

    4.9
    4 mi / 800 ft gain
    The 66' Cascade Falls located in Giles Count is arguably one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Virginia. This classic hike is 4.0 miles and gains 800' in elevation.Located in Pembroke, Virginia, access the trail head by taking Cascade Drive (VA-623) off of US-460 and drive 3.3 miles to the par...
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  • Ripplemead, Virginia

    Hike Barney's Wall

    4.5
    8.4 mi / 1600 ft gain
    This hike begins in the parking lot for Cascade Falls. Keep left at the first and second intersections to stay on the Upper Trail. At the third intersection, stay straight (don't turn right) to stay on the Conservancy Trail.Follow the Conservancy Trail for 0.4 miles, and continue on it when it br...
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  • Narrows, Virginia

    Hike Sentinel Point and Mill Creek Falls

    5.0
    7.8 mi / 1800 ft gain
    There are many trails in the area so here is a map to start out because it can get confusing:http://gilescounty.org/images2/Map-Town%20Farm-Hiking%20Trails%20%282010%29.pdf.From the parking area, keep to the left side of the stream and head up the gravel road. You'll soon come to the Mill Creek ...
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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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  • 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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  • Ripplemead, Virginia

    Huckleberry Ridge - Locust Knob Loop Trail

    8.17 mi / 1457 ft gain
    Huckleberry Ridge - Locust Knob Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Lindside, West Virginia.
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  • Newport, Virginia

    Hike the War Spur Loop

    3.0
    2.7 mi / 300 ft gain
    This is an awesome hike to do with limited time. It only took about 2 hours total with time to chill at the overlook. There's a map at the beginning of the trailhead which also shows how to connect over to the Appalachian Trail via the War Spur Connector Trail if you have more time in your day.F...
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  • Pembroke, Virginia

    Hike to Wind Rock

    5.0
    0.5 mi / 400 ft gain
    At the parking lot cross the gravel road to the trail head that starts at a map posted on the edge of the road. Hike a quick quarter-mile where you'll turn left to a large rocky outcrop with views of the blueridge. You'll pass a campsite with fire ring before the rocky outcrop and overlook. I've ...
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  • Pearisburg, Virginia

    Dismal Creek and Sugar Run Mountain via Appalachian Trail and Ribble Trail

    10.27 mi / 2031 ft gain
    Dismal Creek and Sugar Run Mountain via Appalachian Trail and Ribble Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Pearisburg, Virginia.
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  • Blacksburg, Virginia

    Horse Nettle to Joe Pye to Poverty Creek

    2.92 mi / 308 ft gain
    Horse Nettle to Joe Pye to Poverty Creek is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Blacksburg, Virginia.
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  • Blacksburg, Virginia

    Horse Nettle, Joe Pye, Pandapas Pond, and Wetland's Boardwalk Loop

    2.95 mi / 322 ft gain
    Horse Nettle, Joe Pye, Pandapas Pond, and Wetland's Boardwalk Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Blacksburg, Virginia.
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  • 37.3727662590669,-80.4463577270508, Virginia

    Kelly Knob via Appalachian Trail

    3.88 mi / 584 ft gain
    Kelly Knob via Appalachian Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near New Castle, Virginia.
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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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