Balcony Falls-Gunther Ridge

11.8 miles,moderate terrain
39 miles from Roanoke, $3.00 carpool fee

Segments of 6 trails comprise this circuit hike with excellent views of the James River Gorge, its rapids and Arnold Valley. From an elevation of about 760 feet, we will ascend Balcony Falls trail followed by Sulfur Spring Trail. We take the A.T. for a short time followed by the Belfast and Gunter Ridge Trails. Then we take the Glenwood Horse Trail to USFS 815 and then Va 782 which takes us back to where we started.