Big Horse Gap – Ribble Trail Loop
About 10 miles, 70 miles from Roanoke, $4.00 carpool fee, Not too strenuous.
The hike begins on Sugar Run Mt at Big Horse Gap. We quickly pick up the Ribble trail for a steep 2.5 mile descent. Another .4 miles brings us back to the AT heading north. Crossing over Dismal Creek several times and passing Wapiti Shelter, we climb up to the ridge of Sugar Run Mt. Nice views of the valley below are found at about 7.5 miles into the hike. The trail continues on the ridge back to our parking area. The hike is moderate except for the 4 mile climb up Sugar Run Mt. Trails are well maintained.