I needed a break and decided to hike MacAfee's Knob, which is part of the Appalachian Trail near Catawba, which is near Roanoke - which is about 40 miles from where we live. It's about a 7 mile round trip with a pretty decent elevation gain and spectacular panoramic views once you reach the top. Here is a link with info and some pics:

http://www.trailheadfinder.com/trail_editor/show/52