• Hike to Angel’s Rest

    I recently got back into hiking and thought it would be interesting to feature some of the hikes I go on. Angel’s rest is located in Pearisburg, VA and is part of the Appalachian Trail. Getting to the trail head may be a little tricky if it’s your first time going. Starting from the Dairy Queen in Pearisburg, begin on Johnston Ave. Turn right from Johnston Ave. to Morris Ave. Morris turns into Cross Ave. and the road soon becomes enclosed by the forest. Total distance from Dairy Queen to the trail head is about 0.9 miles. There is only room for about 5 cars to park alongside the road so I always try to get there early. Here are the approximate coordinates that can be typed into your GPS: 37.329303, -80.751666

    View of the parking area

    Quick Summary of Hike

    Out & Back Distance: 5.2 miles

    Elevation Gain: 1,781 feet

    Total Time: 2 hours, 2 minutes (2.6 mph)