10.4 Miles, Moderate-Strenuous
$2.00 Carpool fee, 18 Miles From Roanoke
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 in winter.