Catawba Valley Trail and North Mountain to Stone Coal Gap
5 miles, moderate terrain
9 miles from Roanoke + 9-mile shuttle, $2.00 carpool fee
The Catawba Valley trailhead is opposite the Andy Layne
trailhead parking on VA-779.
We will be hiking up the Catawba Valley Trail to the summit
of North Mountain. This was a terrible
piece of the AT during the period that the AT was moved off McAfee Knob, but
has been constructed into the beautiful trail of today by the Mid-Week Crew.
We turn right when we reach the North Mountain trail at the
ridgeline to Stone Coal Gap at VA-748.