Angels Rest

Angels Rest near Blacksburg, VA


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1 mile
1 hour
moderate
Hiking, Snowshoeing
Summer, Fall
Blacksburg, VA
User mntnlife

The Appalachian Trail ascends the northern end of Pearis Mountain. At the top, the Angels Rest Trail (a blue-blazed trail) leads 50 yards to view rock, with views of the New River Valley, Pearisburg, and Peters Mountain on the left; Butt Mountain at the center right; and Bald Knob at the extreme right. The trail passes through many thickets of rhododendron and azalea on top of the mountain. Follow the trail around the edge of Pearis Mountain to a rock ledge overlooking Wilburn Valley and the mountains to the east.

Trail description and directions are courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service. The USFS home page is www.fs.fed.us

Directions:

From Blacksburg, follow VA 460 west to VA 100 at Pearisburg. Turn right onto Johnston Avenue (Beside the Dairy Queen). Take the next right onto VA 634 (Morris Avenue) and follow approximately 1/2 mile to where the Appalachian Trail crosses VA 634. There is limited roadside parking. Total travel distance: 21 Miles.


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Please check the bottom of the Description (above left; click) for the author's written directions.

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