North Mountain - Grouse and Deer Trail Loop
11 miles, strenuous terrain
10 miles from Roanoke, no shuttle, $1 carpool
This balloon route begins across from Dragons Tooth Parking where we will
steeply ascend the North Mountain trail for about 1.5 miles before reaching the
ridge. After some moderate ridge hiking, we will descend the Grouse Trail down
to a forest service road. A short walk later will bring us to a steep ascent up
the Deer Trail back the ridge for our descent back to the parking area.