Flat Peter/Dixon Branch Loop

8.7 mile loop. Strenuous -physically and mentally. 56 miles from Roanoke.

This hike was listed in the October, 2016 Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine in a section titled “How to Avoid the Tourists”.   It is out near Glen Alton and Interior and took 1:20 to travel from the Orange Market to the trail head.  I went out last week for a route reconnaissance and hiked half of it before I got off-trail and ended up hiking the Locust Knob Loop so this meetup is still a recon which is why I am limiting the number to one car load.   The trail markings are not good and rock hopping required to maintain dry feet.  Hopefully, off trail adventures will be few but should be expected. Note start time and DST end.