Ratlin Run – AT – Sawmill Branch Loop

10 miles; Strenuous; 10 miles from Roanoke; $.50 Car Pool Fee
Starting from the Bennett Springs parking area, the hike will combine part of Ratlin Run, bushwhack up to the AT north of Campbell Shelter, blue blazed trail from Brickey’s Gap to the Lamberts Meadow campsite, before descending sharply down Sawmill Branch Trail. After intersecting and continuing down Arrowhead Trail, we take Happy Valley back to the parking area. Views from Ratlin Run and Brickeys Gap should be great as the leaves are changing.