Onion Mountain Exploratory

6 miles, strenuous terrain
27 miles from Roanoke, $3.00 carpool fee

This hike will be nearly all bushwhack. We will start from the parking area of Sunset Field Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway and head east down a gated road to the site of the former Camp Kewanzee clearing. From this point we will visit some of the sites of former buildings with their stone foundations. After this, we will head to the summit of Onion Mountain and down the side to a rock formation that provides good views of Bedford Lake and the valley and mountains. From there, we will continue to explore and locate some other rock cliffs. If you are in a hurry this day, do not come on this hike. We want to take our time and simply explore.