Petites Gap to James River

9.9 miles, moderate terrain
39 miles from Roanoke, $5.00 carpool fee

The hike is on the AT in the James River Face Wilderness located in Bedford and Rockbridge County. It roughly parallels the Blue Ridge Parkway. After a stiff climb to Highcock Knob (3073í) itís a pleasant downward trending hike to James River (678í) with occasional views to the west and grand finale on the James River Foot Bridge, longest foot-travel-only bridge on the AT. Because this hike is through a designated wilderness area it will be limited to 10 hikers.