Rock Castle Gorge

11 miles: Strenuous: 45 miles from Roanoke; $3.00 carpool fee.

We will meet in the Cave Springs Kroger Corners parking lot at the ABC store end.

After several weeks of difficult weather, everyone should be ready to get outside! Located in Patrick County, on Blue Ridge Parkway land. Beginning at the trail head at CC Camp Rd, we will climb steeply for the first 1.5 miles. The hike then parallels the BRP – 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 the beautiful Rock Castle Creek and passing a primitive campground back to our starting point.