dogs on leash
I enjoyed the trail you start at the road and work your way up the hollow crossing the creek multiple times and then you start doing the elevation going across the saddle backs until finally at the top unfortunately I ran out of time before I could find Red Oak Spring or Crawford knob
This is an awesome hike. Perfect distance and great for overnight hikers as there are multiple camping spots along the trail. The hike really ends up being close to 16 miles total if you get here through the Crabtree falls route, but the view at the top is 100% worth it!
I was so glad I got to enjoy this hike on a crisp autumn day. I can't wait to come back for the spring. Getting there when it first opened meant that the falls were vacant and I could take my time enjoying in the quiet. This place becomes packed around noon.
Scott B. on Three Ridges Trail
It is definitely a 2 day hike. If you're going to try it in one, leave plenty of time and start well before 9:00am. The AT potion of the trail is manageable for the first day if you choose to break it up. If not then the Mau-Har trail will kick your ass on the way back(Speaking from experience). Really challenging hike but well worth the views. TBird, Pancho Via, Hershey & Mike - 15.8miles in 7hours on 12/10/2016.
Great trail! This is my first off-road trail in Virginia and I enjoyed it. I went out with one vehicle. I wouldn't list this as a hard/difficult trail since I never got to the point where I doubted if I could make it. If you go out there you will enjoy it! I started from Coal rd and ended at Blue Ridge Parkway rd. It took me about 6hrs to complete, and thats with taking stops. During my run it wasnt a busy trail. There was two groups that i meet with. I tried to record my run but I lost signal and could never get it to record due to my signal.
Good family hike. Trail is steep but easy to navigate and a good pair of walking shoes is all that is required. Need to scramble up the rock at the top - at 63 yrs old got on hands & knees for a few feet a couple of times to eliminate risk of slipping & falling. Was very windy & much colder on the top so be prepared for that. Fantastic views at the top.