You're never far from an amazing hike in Virginia's Blue Ridge.

With easy access to the Appalachian Trail, a mountaintop park located within the City of Roanoke, amazing trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the public land in the Jefferson National Forest, hiking is one of the most popular ways for locals and visitors to enjoy the outdoors.

Kristen Seymour of Fit Bottomed Girls had the opportunity to experience many of the great hikes in the region when she participated in a media tour hosted by Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge this past June.

She wrote about her hiking experiences in a new post titled "Hiking (and More!) in Virginia's Blue Ridge" on Fit Bottomed Girls.

Her hiking adventures included completing two parts of the popular Triple Crown on the Applachian Trail, checking out the Roanoke Star on Mill Mountain, and exploring the trails at Carvins Cove.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

"Located at the top of Catawba Mountain, McAfee Knob offers 270-degree panoramic views of the mountains and valleys in the area — and a quick glance makes reason for the “Blue Ridge” moniker obvious, because it all appears to be varying shades of blue. The spot’s signature ledge had our entire group grabbing their cameras and striking poses, because, although there are steep drop offs nearby, it’s easy to snap a stunning shot that makes it look like you’re near the edge without actually coming close. (Trust me on this.) If I had one day in the Roanoke area, hiking McAfee Knob would be the first item on my to-do list."

Click here to see the complete post on the Fit Bottomed Girls website.

The hiking feature is the second story about Virginia's Blue Ridge on Fit Bottomed Girls. There is also a post showcasing the craft beer scene in the area. Learn more >