Our pilgrimage trail walk takes us on a small part of the Camino, from Le Puy to Conques. This portion of the route is called the "Via Podensis," which is one of the oldest and most well-preserved parts of the trail. This pilgrimage route is registered on the World Heritage list of UNESCO.
McAfee Knob is one of the most photographed spots on the Appalachian Trail. The Knob has an almost 270 degree panorama of the Catawba Valley and North Mountain to the West, Tinker Cliffs to the North and the Roanoke Valley to the East. It is a steady climb of around 1700’ in about 4.4 miles to the Knob from the VA311 parking area so you will get a good workout. On a clear day you will have some of the best views in the Southern Shenandoah Valley.