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.