Forge Mountain

6.0 miles, strenuous terrain
56 miles from Roanoke, $5.50 carpool fee

The hike is located in Rockbridge County on the west side og Goshen Pass. The trailhead is in the Goshen Pass area near Lexington. There is a high scenic ridge with cliffs and very unusual rock formations. An old trail description, borrowing words from Dante's Inferno, warns, Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, . This is something of an exaggeration. However parts of the trail are very steep and there are stream crossings if a loop hike is attempted.