Longdale North Mountain Trail
11.2 miles, strenuous terrain
42 miles from Roanoke, $4.00 carpool fee
This is an out-and-back hike. The first two miles are on an old forest service road track with gentle terrain. The trail then follows a stream for 1 mile up the hollow followed by 1/2 mile of long switchbacks to get to the top of the ridge. After that it is relatively flat until we get to our destination which are outcroppings with excellent valley views.