Lipes Branch Trail

6.4 miles, Moderate, $2.50 carpool fee
32 miles from Roanoke

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 access into the heart of Barbours Creek Wilderness. The first 0.5 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.