Off The Beaten Path In Shawvers Run Wilderness, You’ll Find A Breathtaking Virginia Overlook That Lets You See For Miles

Want to see one of the best views in the whole state, but don’t want to have to work very hard to get there? Then head north up Route 311 from Roanoke through New Castle to the top of Potts Mountain for an overlook that’s hard to beat.

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To reach the trailhead if you are traveling north on Route 311 from New Castle, turn right on Potts Mountain Road at the top of Potts Mountain (if you reach the fish hatchery, you’ve gone too far) and go three miles to the well-marked trailhead parking lot on the left. For more information, check what other hikers have to say about the area on Alltrails.

Did that amazing view give you an appetite? Then you definitely need to head to Paint Bank for a buffalo burger before you leave the area!

Address: Potts Mountain Rd, Potts Mountain, VA 24131, USA