St. Mary’s Wilderness
8.8 miles, Strenuous
$6.00 carpool fee, 63 miles from Roanoke
This hike will be along the St. Mary’s River in the St. Mary’s Wilderness Area in Augusta County, north of Roanoke. We will be passing several swimming holes, so bring your bathing suit and a towel so you can take a dip in the river.
Because this is a wilderness area, group size is limited to 10 people.
There are six stream crossings, the trail is no longer maintained and sometimes hard to find.
If it is especially hot, the group could decide to shorten the hike and focus on the swimming holes.