Hiking Rock Castle Gorge – Rain or Shine

11 miles, Strenuous

$5.50 carpool fee, 57 miles from Roanoke

Located in Patrick County on Blue Ridge Parkway land. After a steep 2,000-foot ascent, the hike parallels the Parkway – passing alternately through woods and open fields with extraordinary views. On the descent down the other side of the gorge, the hike passes some old cabin sites and a series of interesting rock formations. The last few miles are along Rock Castle Creek – a wild stream with many cataracts.

This is at least a full six (6) hour hike. However, it has to be one of the top three best hike’s in our area. Please insure your hiking boots are water proof, we have several crossings that will put them to test. You don’t want to miss this one.

Mike Hopkins………………………………. 540-330-5271 

mphoppy@gmail.com