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Gems in Roanoke - 3

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gem Favorite Photo by Sam Dean Photography for Roanoke Outside Foundation

McAfee Knob

(27) Salem, VA
gem Favorite Fog clearing from the valley below.

Dragon's Tooth

(4) Salem, VA
gem Favorite Looking at the Catawba Valley from Tinker Cliffs.

Tinker Cliffs

(3) Daleville, VA

Recommended Routes in Roanoke - 6

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Favorite Sunrise at McAfee Knob.
Intermediate/Difficult

McAfee Knob

7.4 mi 12.0 km 1,340' Up 408.53 m Up 1,344' Down 409.56 m Down

Salem, VA
Favorite Photo by Sam Dean Photography for Roanoke Outside Foundation
Difficult

Virginia's Triple Crown Loop

34.8 mi 55.9 km 6,774' Up 2064.63 m Up 6,778' Down 2065.99 m Down

Salem, VA
Favorite Fog clearing from the valley below.
Difficult

Dragon's Tooth

4.8 mi 7.7 km 1,162' Up 354.24 m Up 1,174' Down 357.81 m Down

New Castle, VA
Favorite 90' neon star at the top of Mill Mountain
Intermediate/Difficult

Mill Mountain Park Loop

7.3 mi 11.7 km 1,293' Up 393.98 m Up 1,291' Down 393.55 m Down

Roanoke, VA
Favorite Top of Comet
Intermediate

Carvins Cove Route

12.4 mi 19.9 km 1,271' Up 387.28 m Up 1,270' Down 387.12 m Down

Hollins, VA
Favorite Bottom Creek can be seen and heard babbling past the trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Bottoms Creek Gorge

4.2 mi 6.8 km 558' Up 170.02 m Up 557' Down 169.76 m Down

Shawsville, VA

Roanoke Hiking

  • 447 Miles 720 Kilometers of Trail
  • 7 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Gems Gems
  • 11 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 43 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 14 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Roanoke - 61

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2.7 mi 4.4 km #1Andy Layne Trail
Difficult
New Castle, VA
Difficult
New Castle, VA
88.8 mi 143.0 km #2AT: Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club - East (VA)
Difficult
Pembroke, VA
Difficult
Pembroke, VA
2.0 mi 3.3 km #3Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail
Easy
Salem, VA
Easy
Salem, VA
3.6 mi 5.8 km #4Lakeside Trail
Intermediate
Hollins, VA
Intermediate
Hollins, VA
3.4 mi 5.4 km #5Mill Mountain Greenway
Intermediate
Cedar Bluff, VA
Intermediate
Cedar Bluff, VA
1.2 mi 2.0 km #6Ridgeline Trail
Intermediate
Cedar Bluff, VA
Intermediate
Cedar Bluff, VA
2.7 mi 4.4 km #7Tinker Creek Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Hollins, VA
Easy/Intermediate
Hollins, VA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #8Woodthrush Trail
Intermediate
Cedar Bluff, VA
Intermediate
Cedar Bluff, VA
2.0 mi 3.3 km #9Gauntlet
Difficult
Hollins, VA
Difficult
Hollins, VA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #10Old Salem Turnpike Trail
Intermediate
Vinton, VA
Intermediate
Vinton, VA

Photos of Roanoke - 26

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Photo by Sam Dean Photography for Roanoke Outside Foundation
Apr 27, 2017 near Salem, VA
Sunrise at McAfee Knob.
Oct 12, 2017 near Salem, VA
Patriotic Section Hikers stand on McAfee Knob.
Mar 13, 2017 near Salem, VA
A hiker enjoys her reward on McAfee Knob.
Jun 24, 2017 near Salem, VA
McAfee Knob is the perfect place to rest and enjoy the view.
Jul 2, 2017 near Salem, VA
Carvins Cove Reservoir from Tinker Creek Trail (5/9)
May 10, 2021 near Hollins, VA
Looking at the Catawba Valley from Tinker Cliffs.
Apr 10, 2021 near Daleville, VA
Fog clearing from the valley below.
Feb 2, 2020 near Salem, VA