Monogram of Mike Donahue Loop and Liberty University
LYNCHBURG, Virginia. – The monogram on Liberty Mountain has one of the best views in Lynchburg, and I set out to find it.
I parked a lot right past the Snowflex complex and checked the trail map. I decided to do the Mike Donahue trail which was about 1.2 miles. I walked through the parking lot to the sign and started my hike.
The path was quite rocky and labeled with green signs, this trail was marked with the number 82. After the first steps, the trees open up to a taste of the skyline.
Then you will start to descend a small hill, the trail running along the Candlers Mountian Road. You will cross a fast gravel road and continue on the dirt road, and a few steps later you will come to a ‘T’, keep left and follow the signs.
The trail is quite quiet and hidden away which allows me to enjoy nature. Mountain laurels were also starting to bloom along the trail and the trees were beautiful and green.
The hike took about 30 minutes but still didn’t see the view I was hoping for. So I jumped in the car and checked the map, trying to figure out how to access the monogram.
There was a gravel road going past the monogram so I took it and parked at another trailhead.
It ended up being a short walk down the gravel road, opening up to a beautiful clearing overlooking the Liberty University campus and beyond. There was a little gazebo at the top, but I chose to sit in the grass and enjoy the view
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