|Summary||Short hike to an overlook on the Appalachian Trail|
|Type||Day Hike - Out and Back|
|Distance (Total)||4.6 miles / 7.4 km|
|Elevation Gain||1,550 feet / 472 meters|
|Minimum Elevation||2,000 feet / 610 meters|
|Maximum Elevation||3,550 feet / 1,082 meters|
|Hiking Season||- All Year Long|
|Things To See||- Mountain Views|
|Rating||★ ★ ★ ★ ☆|
|Nearby Town||Pearisburg, Virginia, United States|
The Appalachian Trail ascends the northern end of Pearis Mountain. At the top, the Angels Rest Trail (a blue-blazed trail) leads 50 yards to view rock, with views of the New River Valley, Pearisburg, and Peters Mountain on the left; Butt Mountain at the center right; and Bald Knob at the extreme right. The trail passes through many thickets of rhododendron and azalea on top of the mountain. Follow the trail around the edge of Pearis Mountain to a rock ledge overlooking Wilburn Valley and the mountains to the east.
* Difficulty: Steep
* Location: Giles County
From Blacksburg, follow VA 460 west to VA 100 at Pearisburg. Turn right onto Johnston Avenue (Beside the Dairy Queen). Take the next right onto VA 634 (Morris Avenue) and follow approximately 1/2 mile to where the Appalachian Trail crosses VA 634. There is limited roadside parking.
|Latitude||37.3292169369 degrees / 37° 19.753' / 37° 19' 45.18"|
|Longitude||-80.7507991791 degrees / -80° 45.048' / -80° 45' 2.88"|