Ridge Trail is a 3.3 mile out and back trail located near Ewing, Virginia that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.
Directions from Marion, VA: Hungry Mother is located in Smyth County, Virginia. Take Exit 47 off Interstate 81. Travel for one mile on Rt. 11 toward Marion. Turn right on Rt. 16 north and travel four miles to the park entrance. After passing the contact station, continue on the main park road past the cabin area until the road dead-ends at a parking lot. Begin on Molly's Knob Trail heading west for approximately 1 mile where it intersects with Ridge Trail.
from the picnic area at the wilderness road campground I hiked up to the Pinnacle Overlook and back. the first mile up the Lewis Hollow is steep. the ridge trail is nice with some ups and downs.
Nice easy to follow trail. Some elevation changes but not bad. Couple beautiful photo spots. I like them at least as much as the Pinnacle Overlook. We went out around 2 miles out and returned the same way.