Sprouts Run – Wilson Mountain Loop
22 miles from Roanoke; Not too Strenuous; About 8.3 miles; $2.00 Carpool fee.
Starting on Solitude Rd near Arcadia in Botetourt County, we will follow Sprouts Run up for about 3 miles. The recent rain should provide some cascades and pools as we ascend the stream with numerous stream crossings up to a gravel road. Following the road for about 3/4 mile we will pick up the Wilson Mountain Trail. There are some limited views of the James River below to the north. The trail follows the mountain ridge before descending back to the Sprouts Run Trail and our parking area. Most of the trail up is moderate in grade with one steep portion about halfway through the hike.