Friday, November 9, 2012

Claiborne House Guests Hike McAfee Knob

Guests of The Claiborne House B&B in Virginia Kelsey and Adam made the 8 mile round trip hike out to McAfee Knob early October. The leaves were not turning very much, but the view was STUNNING! 
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The view at the top when you reach McAfee Knob is worth the hike!
You can see for miles and miles
October is a great time for this hike!
McAfee Knob is the most photographed site along the Appalachian Trail. The Knob has an almost 270 degree panorama of the Catawba Valley and North Mountain to the west, Tinker Cliffs to the north and the Roanoke Valley to the east. 

Directions to Trailhead
  • From Roanoke - take I-81 south to exit 141.
  • Turn left at the traffic light onto route 419 (Electric Rd.) and follow 0.4 miles to next traffic light (Rt. 311)
  • Turn right onto route 311N and follow 5.6 miles to the top of the mountain
  • The trailhead parking lot is at the very top on the left. Be careful turning into the parking lot as it is a semi-blind turn
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