southwest virginia hikes


updated: 2017/7/20

Southwest Virginia is currently our home. We are located in the middle of Appalachia where the Application Trail runs right through.

This portion of this site is dedicated to our experiences and opinions about hikes in this area (more in the form of a trip report). The order of these hikes reflect my personal preferences of the hikes. A big caveat of hiking in Virginia is that the same hike is different depending on the season. So your own experience will definitely vary.

Throughout, I will link up the information about each of these trails. If you are looking for a hike here in Virginia, the best guide is found here at Hiking Upwards.

trailhead map

Below is an interactive google map with the trailhead location for each of the hikes I’ve written about. You can click on each one for the direct link of the report on the hike. Each hike is labeled with my personal rankings.

John’s personal rankings

  1. Tinker Cliffs via Andy Layne Trail
  2. Apple Orchard Falls and Cornelius Creek Loop
  3. Channels of Virginia
  4. Big and Little House Mountains
  5. Peaks of Otter: Sharp Top
  6. Carvin Cove and Hay Rock
  7. Dismal Creek and Sugar Mountain Loop with Dismal Falls
  8. Cold Mountain
  9. Bear Church Rock