Lipes Branch Trail

4.6 miles, moderate terrain
44 miles from Roanoke, $4.00carpool fee

The trail for the hike is located in the Potts Mountain area of Craig County in Barbours Creek Wilderness. The trail ascends Potts Mountain along Lipes Branch and provides both hikers and horseback riders access into the heart of Barbours Creek Wilderness. The first .5 mile climbs gently up the southeastern lower slope of Potts Mountain, and then it becomes steeper, using switchbacks to reach a partially cleared area at the summit with views into Alleghany County and the George Washington National Forest to the northwest.