Appalachian Trail: Dennis Cove to US 321

Grab a photogenic lunch spot at Laura Creek Falls, or sleep over at a nearby shelter on this 8.2-mile segment.
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Grab a photogenic lunch spot at Laura Creek Falls, or sleep over at a nearby shelter on this 8.2-mile segment.

Shelters: Laurel Fork Shelter: sleeps 8; no privy

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 13.2

Waypoints

WPT052

Location: 36.2701148986816, -82.130729675293

Rock cleft (notch)

WPT028

Location: 36.2857818603516, -82.1379699707031

AT veers E @ jct. with side trail to the W

WPT033

Location: 36.2833824157715, -82.1413497924805

Bridge across Pond Branch

WPT042

Location: 36.2748832702637, -82.1344146728516

Campsite (room for 3 tents)

WPT021

Location: 36.2800827026367, -82.1191329956055

Spring (puddle)

WPT023

Location: 36.284049987793, -82.1275177001953

Horseridge Gap

WPT045

Location: 36.2723159790039, -82.1339797973633

AT turns E @ jct. with blue-blazed trail to falls

WPT029

Location: 36.2840003967285, -82.1396636962891

AT veers W @ jct. with old side trail to E

WPT018

Location: 36.2820320129394, -82.1185531616211

Campsite (room for 3 tents) E for 40 ft.

WPT025

Location: 36.2847328186035, -82.1340484619141

Partial views of Pond Mtn.

WPT039

Location: 36.2796821594238, -82.1387023925781

AT veers E @ jct. with trail heading straight

ZZZ027

Location: 36.264274597168, -82.123291015625

Dennis Cove Rd.; FS 50; parking

WPT024

Location: 36.2841987609863, -82.1295166015625

Horseridge Gap

WPT056

Location: 36.2651176452637, -82.1239166259766

Stream crossing

WPT040

Location: 36.2794151306152, -82.1389846801758

AT veers W

ZZZ028

Location: 36.3018760681152, -82.1280136108398

US 321; Shook Branch Rd.

WPT048

Location: 36.2723846435547, -82.1344680786133

Laurel Fork Falls

WPT030

Location: 36.282283782959, -82.1424026489258

Rock cleft

WPT015

Location: 36.2955322265625, -82.1213989257812

AT turns W @ jct. with blue-blazed trail ledaing to views; powerline

WPT013

Location: 36.3003158569336, -82.1286163330078

AT turns E, then W for 20 ft.; gravel road

WPT038

Location: 36.2797317504883, -82.138313293457

Side trail to the E

WPT051

Location: 36.2707328796387, -82.1317367553711

View of gorge

WPT050

Location: 36.2723999023438, -82.1327514648438

Steep rock steps

WPT026

Location: 36.2848815917969, -82.1356811523438

Partial views to the SSW

WPT054

Location: 36.2670516967773, -82.1253509521484

Pond Mountain Wilderness

WPT031

Location: 36.2822151184082, -82.143684387207

AT switchbacks W; trail to parking @ Braemar

WPT043

Location: 36.2738151550293, -82.1342163085938

Swimming hole

WPT044

Location: 36.2724494934082, -82.1341323852539

Rock steps lead around 70-ft. wall

WPT020

Location: 36.2802505493164, -82.1186828613281

Unofficial campsite (room for 4+ tents)

WPT032

Location: 36.2817649841309, -82.1427688598633

Pond Branch access

WPT019

Location: 36.2815170288086, -82.1184463500976

Pond Flats

WPT027

Location: 36.2857322692871, -82.1368865966797

Old side trail to the E

WPT017

Location: 36.2825164794922, -82.1185684204102

Campsite (room for 2 tents)

WPT014

Location: 36.2974166870117, -82.1273803710938

Pond Mtn. Wilderness kiosk; register

WPT036

Location: 36.2814483642578, -82.1380310058594

Bridge

WPT035

Location: 36.282299041748, -82.1390838623047

River steps

WPT016

Location: 36.2962989807129, -82.1212997436524

Powerline; views to the N of lake

WPT022

Location: 36.279899597168, -82.1205139160156

Campsite (room for 4+ tents)

WPT055

Location: 36.2657852172852, -82.1241836547852

Campsite (room for 6 tents); river on side

WPT041

Location: 36.2785987854004, -82.1373672485352

AT turns W @ jct. with Laurel Fork Shelter trail; High Water Trail

WPT053

Location: 36.2707328796387, -82.1302337646484

Bridge across pond

WPT037

Location: 36.2808837890625, -82.1376037597656

Campsite (room for 2 tents)

WPT034

Location: 36.2831344604492, -82.1407852172852

Campsite (room for 2 tents)

WPT049

Location: 36.2729988098144, -82.132080078125

AT turns W @ jct. with blue-blazed High Water Trail to the E

IMG_0982

Location: 36.2960014343262, -82.1213836669922

IMG_1012

Location: 36.2724342346191, -82.1340866088867

IMG_1051

Location: 36.2724342346191, -82.1344833374024

IMG_1015

Location: 36.2724342346191, -82.1340866088867

IMG_1006

Location: 36.2826843261719, -82.1398010253906

IMG_0993

Location: 36.2834815979004, -82.1413497924805

IMG_0991

Location: 36.2822151184082, -82.143669128418