North Creek Loop

9 miles, strenuous terrain
26 miles from Roanoke, $2.50 carpool fee

This hike will begin at the trailhead for Apple Orchard Falls Trail but we will head back down the forest service road for about 1/2 mile where we will veer off onto an old logging road. We will walk this logging road which eventually ends up on an unofficial blue blaze path (I hesitate to call it a trail) that connects to the AT at the foot of Floyd Mountain. We will then follow the AT north to the intersection with the Apple Orchard Falls Trail. From there we will descend the Apple Orchard Falls Trail to our starting point.