Flat Top Hike 

Classic Virginia Hike: 5.2 mile round trip (out & back) hike at the Peaks of Otter. A lovely trail full of wonderful views, large rock formations, and flora that changes with each turn of the trail, including huge oak, poplar, hickory and beech trees, mountain laurel, rhododendron, and wildflowers.


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Author: roanokeoutside3
Date: 10 Aug 2009 12:00:00 PM
Source: Trimble Outdoors on my Verizon phone
Activity: Hiking
State: Virginia (VA)
Distance: 2.41 mi  (Change units)
Average Speed: 1.1 mph - 0:55:08/mi
Duration: 2:12:46
Survey Elevation: Total Gain: 1947 ft
Total Loss: 468 ft
Net Change: 1479 ft
Difficulty: 4 / 10
Tags: Blue Ridge Parkway, Day Hikes, Roanoke, Virginia
Rating: Unrated   Rate it

Classic Virginia Hike - 5.2 mile round trip (out and back) hike at the Peaks of Otter.

A lovely trail full of wonderful views, large rock formations, and flora that changes with each turn of the trail, including huge oak, poplar, hickory and beech trees, mountain laurel, rhododendron, and an assortment of wildflowers.
 

Directions:
  • Take I-81 to exit 162 / Buchanan and go north on US 11 into Buchanan.
  • Turn right on US 43. At intersection with the Blue Ridge Parkway, turn left and go north to parking lot on right side at mile post 83.5.

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FLATTOP

Distance: 2.41 mi Points: 59
Total Time: 2:12:46 Speed: 1.1 mph Pace: 55:08 / mi
Active Time: none Speed: 1.1 mph Pace: 55:08 / mi

Points of Interest

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Location: 37.461165, -79.583201

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Location: 37.452853, -79.582601

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Location: 37.452512, -79.582515

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Location: 37.451831, -79.582601

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