Potts Mountain Trail, Allegheny Trail to Observatory, Peters Mtn.
7.5 miles, moderate terrain
45 miles from Roanoke, $5 Carpool Fee
Both hikes are in Monroe County, WV right on the Giles Co,
VA line. One is the Potts Mountain Rail
Trail (4.5 miles) and the other one, only 4-5 miles away by car, is the
Allegheny Trail to the bird Observatory on Peters Mountain (3 miles round
trip). Both hikes require little
elevation gain and I would rate the hikes moderate. I like to make hikes fun
and not a race through the woods. We have the option of the Swinging Bridge
Restaurant at Paint Bank on the way back.