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Giles County Virginia Hiking Trails

Ribble Trail

George Washington and Jefferson National Forests

Length: 2.0 miles
Rating: Strenuous

Beginning at the upper trailhead, follow the blue blazes past cabin. The trail begins in upland hardwoods; a small stream is on the left. the trail crosses through several white pine groves and rhododendron thickets. This area is noted for its wide variety of mushrooms in spring and fall. The trail ends at a red gate on VA 201. This trail can form a loop with the AT, returning you to your vehicle.


From Blacksburg, follow VA 460 to Pearisburg. Take VA 100 to VA 42 (10 miles). Follow VA 42 for 10 miles. Turn left on VA 606. Go 1 mile, then turn right onto VA 201, just past a little store. Go 5 miles. The road makes a 90 degree turn. Lower trail head is at red gate in turn. Upper trail head is further up VA 201 at the turn off to Honey Springs Cabin. Total travel distance: 43 miles.

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