Wind Rock to Sinking Creek (Rt 630)

13.8 miles,moderate terrain
60 miles from Roanoke, $.6.00 carpool fee

The hike is located in Craig and Giles County. It starts near Wind Rock in the 11,172-acre Mountain Lake Wilderness Area. Wind Rock is on Potts Mountain, and has outstanding views. The trail passes War Spur Shelter at 5.0 miles. From Johns Creek Valley, the trail climbs steeply. At 7.0 miles it crosses route 601 at Rocky Gap. At 8.8 miles a blue blazed trail on right leads to White Rock, with great views of the New River Valley. The trail then descends, passing Laurel Creek Shelter at 10.1 miles. At 12.5 miles the trail crosses Route 42 in Sinking Creek Valley.