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    JNJ Outdoors YouTube Channel reviewed Dragon's Tooth Trail

    7 months ago

    Moderate/Strenuous depending on experience
    Dragons tooth is a rocky good time! Offers multiple views, creek crossings, and a lot of climbing! This hike has a lot of ledges and climbing so good footwear is important. Bring at least 2 bottles of water. The summit has a lot of room and multiple view/rest spots. Parking lot can be very crowded on holiday weekends.

    JNJ Outdoors YouTube Channel reviewed Roaring Run Hoop Hole Trail

    7 months ago

    Difficulty-easy
    Roaring run is a relaxing walk with views of big rocks and waterfalls. This trail is well maintained and has a lot of history with old furnaces still standing. This is a great trail to start out on and practice for the hiking season.Roaring run is highly trafficked so be prepared for a crowded parking lot, especially on holiday weekends. If this trail is too easy for you then you can go to the left of the outhouse (bathroom) and hike the "iron ore trail". This is a 5.5 mile hike , there are no overlooks on iron ore trail but great practice and a walk in the woods with light traffic.

    JNJ Outdoors YouTube Channel reviewed McAfee Knob Appalachian Trail

    7 months ago

    Moderate Difficulty to Strenuous depending on experience.
    This is a must Hike!!!! This trail is absolutely beautiful! There are two routes from parking lot. There is the fire trail (easier hike) 100 feet to the left of the trail start, and there is the AT trail. If you want to make the hike a little easier then you should take fire trail. I highly recommend the sunrise or sunset hike. Mcaffes knob has a lot of traffic so be prepared for a crowded parking lot and overlook.The overlook is one of,if not, the best views in SWVA on the AT. Be sure to bring plenty of water (at least 3 bottles per hiker) The overlook can be very crowded, especially on holiday weekends. The hike is pet friendly and you will pass many hikers with dogs. Be sure your kids can handle a hike like this before you go because it can be difficult for some. If you are a beginner, I recommend completing a easier hike before taking on mcaffes knob.This trail can make a beginner uncomfortable so being prepared is important. A fun fact- In the Film "A Walk In The Woods" Nick Nolte and Robert Redford stand on the famous Mcaffes overlook. The actors kinda cheated since they rode in off road vehicles to the overlook but none the less it is fun to know they chose mcaffes knob on the movie poster!
    happy trails friends!

    JNJ Outdoors YouTube Channel reviewed Tinker Cliffs/Andy Layne Trail -

    7 months ago

    Difficulty-Strenuous
    One of my favorite hikes around SWVA!! This hike has a very steep incline and is lightly trafficked. The summit offers multiple ledges and viewpoints with a lot of room to sit and have a snack. You will cross two streams with log bridges and walk through a beautiful pasture. I recommend this trail to experienced hikers and healthy dogs. Beginner hikers will have no problem completing the trail but expect your legs to be sore in the coming days. If you are looking for a challenging out and back hike, this is for you! I recommend brining at least 3 bottles of water for each hiker.

    JNJ Outdoors YouTube Channel reviewed Sharp Top Trail

    7 months ago

    Moderate Difficulty- This is trail offers one of the best views in SWVA. Once you reach the summit you are surrounded by a beautiful 360 view! This trail can be done with your children and pets as it is moderate in difficulty. Experienced hikers will see this as a easy hike but for someone who has not done much hiking will find this trail strenuous. I recommend bringing at least 2 bottles of water. The summit offers many places to sit and enjoy your snack as well but due to traffic it can get very crowded, sometimes bumping shoulders with others hikers to get a view from the top. There is plane crash 1/2 mile off the trail from a ww2 bomber. The debris is still on site. I highly recommend this trail to anyone looking for a out and back hike. Expect hike to take 4 hrs with lunch.