|Sun shines through the cedars on the trail.|
|The sign announcing you're there.|
|This bridge marks the beginning.|
|This is about as good as the view got. Not much to write home about.|
The trail is uphill, every step I walked, and ends, I'm told, at Carvin's Cove, the Roanoke water compound. It's a peaceful walk, but if you're looking for a view, try something else.
This one's hard to find, by the way, but let me help (since I pretty much had to find it on my own). Don't go to Hollins University. Instead, go to Exit 146 off I-81 and go west--away from the busy side. You'll shortly come to the end of Plantation Road (onto which you've exited) and will see a yellow and black arrow pointing two ways. Go right. This road will take you--in about a mile--to the clearly-marked trailhead.