Piedmont Overlook Loop
ElevationAscent: 969' 295 m
Descent: -973' -296 m
High: 1,788' 545 m
Low: 840' 256 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)
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“A moderate hike with great views.”— Shawn MacDonnell
After the viewpoint, continue along the Piedmont Overlook Trail until you reach a signpost. Follow the North Ridge Trail. It won't be long before you see another signpost pointing the way for the Ambassador Whitehouse Trail. After a little more than a mile, you'll find the signs for the Appalachian Trail (AT).
Follow the AT south until you come back to the North Ridge Trail. Hike along the North Ridge Trail for about 3/10 of a mile and go right at the sign for the South Ridge Trail. After about a mile on the South Ridge Trail, there is a bench and another great view. Shortly after the view, you'll work your way downhill and see the Snowden Ruins. Finish the South Ridge Trail where it meets with the Boston Mill Road and after about a half mile, you'll be back where you started!
Land Manager: Virginia State Parks