North Mountain Trail
The hike starts in Botetourt County and follows the border of Botetourt, Craig and Roanoke counties; it climbs North Mountain on the gently graded Catawba Valley Trail, which begins just opposite the Andy Layne Trail on Route 779. The rest of the hike is an up-and-down ridge walk, with views on both sides visible through the trees, finishing at Rt. 311 near the Dragon’s Tooth parking lot.
10.4 miles, strenuous terrain.
9 mile drive, 8.5 mile shuttle $2.00 carpool fee.
Please Note: I plan to lead this hike as scheduled; however, family obligations may require that I be out of town. I will give notice of hike cancellation if this happens.