Three Ridges-Mau-Har Loop
13.5 miles, Moderate terrain
70 miles from Roanoke, $7.00 carpool fee
Located in Virginia’s newest Wilderness Area, the hike takes
us on trails built and maintained by the Tidewater AT Club. It’s a “balloon
hike”, starting and ending where the AT crosses Route 56 and the Tye River.
After 1.7 miles on the A.T., we branch off onto the Mau-Har Trail, which
takes us past a lovely waterfall and along a creek up to the Maupin Fields
Shelter. Then we continue climbing on the A.T. to the summit of Three
Ridges, with lots of great views, then down past the Harpers Creek shelter, up
to the ridge, and back down to the Tye River.