Curry Gap (BRP) to Daleville (VA-220) 113-Mile Hike #2

9.4 miles, moderate terrain
9 miles from Roanoke, $1.00 carpool fee

The hike is located in Botetourt County. From Curry Gap on the Blue Ridge Parkway, the trail ascends on Salt Pond Road for 0.9 miles to the AT crossing. Start south on the AT, following the ridge line, with limited views to the valley below. At 3.7 miles the blue-blazed trail on left leads to Fullhardt Knob Shelter and the wooded summit of Fullhardt Knob. The trail then descends from Fullhardt Knob. There are a series of switchbacks near the bottom. At 6.7 miles the trail crosses Mountain Pass Road (VA-652). It then ascends an open knoll, with good views of McAfee Knob and Tinker Mountain, before descending and crossing US-11. The trail continues through mainly old orchards to Route 220.