Montebello Fish Hatchery to Long Mountain (Rt. 60)

16.3 miles, moderate terrain
52 miles from Roanoke, $7.50 carpool fee

The hike is located in Nelson and Amherst County, where the AT averages 3,640 feet in elevation between Fish Hatchery Road and Salt Log Gap and then traverses Tar Jacket Ridge, Cold Mountain and Bald Knob with sweeping views from both Tar Jacket Ridge and Cold Mountain enroute to Long Mountain Wayside. There will be about a 45 minute car shuttle between the two points.