Pine Swamp (Rt. 635) to New River (Rt. 460)
19.5 miles, moerate terrain, $7.00 carpool fee
62 miles from Roanoke, $7.00 carpool fee
Locted in Giles County Virginia and Monroe County West
Virginia, this is a lengthy hike on the Appalachian Trail, which traverses a
portion of the long ridge of Peters Mountain. Along the ridge top, which
roughly forms the Virginia-West Virginia border, there is little change in
elevation. Both the ascent and the descent, however, are rather steep.
Two open areas along the ridge – Symms Gap and, especially, Rice Field – offer
views and excellent spots for breaks or lunch.