Floyd Field to McFalls Creek on the Glenwood Horse Trail

11.5 miles, moderate terrain
34 miles from Roanoke, $3.50 carpool fee

This hike will start on the Blue Blaze Trail (old AT) off of Middle Creek Road and proceed to the AT just north of the Bryant Ridge Shelter. We will then follow the AT north over Floyd Mountain to the Cornelius Creek Shelter. From there we will pick up the Glenwood Horse Trail and head south to its junction with Jennings Creek Road. This section of the horse trail is quite beautiful. This will require a short shuttle of about 15 minutes or so.

This hike uses exclusively the Glenwood Horse Trail and is an end-to-end hike beginning at Floyd Field on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Cornelius Creek Shelter and concluding at the junction of the Horse Trail and McFalls Creek Road (VA 618) which is east of Arcadia. The hike passes the headwaters of both Middle Creek and Jennings Creek with good views to the north and west. The hike is on mostly grassy, gated Forest Service roads and two sections of two different graveled Forest Service Roads for about one mile each. This hike will provide great views of Flat Top, Sharp Top and Harkening Hill. There will be a couple of minor stream