Hiking the Blue Ridge Historic Railroad “Rail Trail” amongst Opulent Fall Color!

reblogging, this is beautiful!


On October 30, myself, boy and dogs set out a few miles up the road to hike the Blue Ridge Historic Railroad Trail. It was a gorgeous Fall day, and the leaves were close to peak color! The first mile of this trail includes numerous placards on or near trees and shrubs identifying them, making this a great trail to walk for leaf identification. (great homeschooling resource!) This hike is 2.7 miles in each direction, for a total of 5.4 miles.

We didn’t visit Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel on this hike, but I have been there before about six months ago and took many interesting photos- I will share in the future as I have a long backlog of hiking trips and photos I have not posted!

This moderately difficult walk follows the incomplete nineteen-century rail bed of the Blue Ridge Railroad where you can see three abandoned tunnels. Start…

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