Glenwood Horse Trail to Bearwallow Gap

9 miles, moderate terrain
19 miles from Roanoke, $1.50 carpool fee

Start point is the Sulphur Springs trailhead. We will proceed up to Petites Gap via the Glenwood Horse Trail (GHT) to link up with the AT. We will then hike 2.7 miles north on the AT to the Sulphur Spring Trail intersection. At this point we take a loop to the helicopter landing pad before returning back to the car via the Sulphur Spring Trail. There will be some minor bushwhacking required as the GHT is very faint in this section causing a bit of misdirection when last hiked in November of 2011.     Located in Botetourt County, the hike offers nice views of the valley below and passes some old iron ore mining sites on the horse trail. There is about a 10-minute car switch.