War Spur/AT Loop

War Spur Trail/A.T. Loop

7.4 miles, Moderate,  $8.50 carpool fee

62 miles from Roanoke

The hike is located in the Mountain Lake Wilderness area in Giles County.  The hike starts on the Chestnut Trail, reaching the War Spur Branch Trail after one mile.  The trail  follows the stream, passing beneath old-growth hemlocks.  It then connects with the A.T., passing several fern-ringed upland bogs.  Near the end of the hike, the trail passes Wind Rock, which offers sweeping views across to Fork Mountain and West Virginia.