Sprouts Run Trail/Wilson Mountain Loop

8 miles -strenuous (20 miles from Roanoke)
$1.50 carpool fee

This hike will begin at the trailhead of Sprouts Run Trail off SR 622 near Arcadia (Solitude Road). It follows the beautiful Sprouts Run for 3.4 miles with numerous creek crossings to a Forest Service Road which we will walk for about 1 miles to the junction of the Wilson Mountain Trail. Wilson Mountain Trail generally following the ridgeline of Wilson Mountain for over 3 miles until it begins its descent back to Sprouts Run. The Sprouts Run Trail offers several lovely cascading waterfalls, pools of water, a array of wildflowers (hopefully in bloom on this date) and some large beech, pine and hemlock trees along the way. It contains a Shale Barren community of plants rare to this area. The Wilson Mountain Trail offers views of mountains to the east, north and west, including a few peeks of the James River Valley and the Solitude Valley.