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.