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McAfee Knob

(28) Salem, VA

Recommended Routes in North Mountain Trail System - 3

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Favorite Sunrise at McAfee Knob.
Intermediate/Difficult 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
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Favorite Photo by Sam Dean Photography for Roanoke Outside Foundation
Difficult 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
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Favorite Fog clearing from the valley below.
Difficult 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
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North Mountain Trail System Hiking

  • 43 Miles 69 Kilometers of Trail
  • 3 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 1 Easy Trail Easy Trails
  • 3 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 11 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in North Mountain Trail System - 12

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2.7 mi 4.4 km #1Andy Layne Trail
Difficult Difficult
New Castle, VA
Difficult Difficult
New Castle, VA
1.6 mi 2.6 km #2Dragon's Tooth Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
New Castle, VA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
New Castle, VA
13.7 mi 22.0 km #3North Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
New Castle, VA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
New Castle, VA
1.8 mi 2.9 km #4Turkey Trail
Difficult Difficult
New Castle, VA
Difficult Difficult
New Castle, VA
2.5 mi 4.0 km #5McAfee Fire Road
Intermediate Intermediate
Salem, VA
Intermediate Intermediate
Salem, VA
1.7 mi 2.8 km #6Catawaba Valley Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
New Castle, VA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
New Castle, VA
10.9 mi 17.6 km #7Broad Mountain Trail
Difficult Difficult
New Castle, VA
Difficult Difficult
New Castle, VA
4.1 mi 6.6 km #8Catawba Greenway Loop
Intermediate Intermediate
New Castle, VA
Intermediate Intermediate
New Castle, VA
2.0 mi 3.1 km #9Grouse Trail
Difficult Difficult
New Castle, VA
Difficult Difficult
New Castle, VA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #10Deer Trail
Difficult Difficult
New Castle, VA
Difficult Difficult
New Castle, VA
0.3 mi 0.5 km #11Boy Scout Trail
Difficult Difficult
New Castle, VA
Difficult Difficult
New Castle, VA

Photos of North Mountain Trail System - 10

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Patriotic Section Hikers stand on McAfee Knob.
Mar 13, 2017 near Salem, VA
Photo by Sam Dean Photography for Roanoke Outside Foundation
Apr 27, 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
North Mountain rocky ridge
Aug 7, 2017 near New Castle, VA
Sunrise at McAfee Knob.
Oct 12, 2017 near Salem, VA
Catawba Mountain in a Cloud.
Oct 12, 2017 near Salem, VA
Catawba Greenway orange blaze and trail sign example.
Feb 7, 2022 near Salem, VA
Catawba Creek crossing
Feb 7, 2022 near New Castle, VA
From the blue blaze trail end next to the "tooth" facing east!
May 21, 2023 near Salem, VA

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