Five-Star Trails: Roanoke and the New River Valley

Five-Star Trails: Roanoke and the New River Valley


40 Spectacular Hikes in Virginia’s Southern Appalachians

This book guides you through the best trails of Western Virginia, from the Blue Ridge Parkway to Jefferson National Forest.

Lace Up, Grab Your Pack, and Hit the Trail in Virginia!

Five Star Trails: Roanoke and the New River Valley showcases 40 hikes in the mountains, valleys, and Piedmont of Western Virginia. The guide includes an array of treks reflecting the area’s superlative scenery, from wild waterfalls in the New River Valley to highland wildernesses of the Jefferson National Forest, historic paths along the Blue Ridge Parkway, and waterside strolls beside Smith Mountain Lake. It is authored by the Southeast’s most experienced outdoors writer, Johnny Molloy.

Hikes in this book range from just under 2 miles to over 10 miles, creating opportunities for hikers of all ages, and will accommodate your desires for hikes of multiple lengths, depending on mood, time, and company. Trail configurations are diverse as well–including out-and-back hikes, loops, and balloon loops. Hike settings vary from developed county parks to the back of beyond.

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Weight 9.5 oz
Dimensions 5 × 8 in

Johnny Molloy



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Menasha Ridge Press


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