Appalachian Trail: Dickey Gap to Mount Rogers Headquarters

This 13.1-miler twists around several 3,400-foot peaks then dips into wooded valleys and traces an old narrow-gauge railroad route.
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This 13.1-miler twists around several 3,400-foot peaks then dips into wooded valleys and traces an old narrow-gauge railroad route.

Shelters: Trimpi Shelter; sleeps 8. Partnership Shelter; sleeps 16.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 21.4

Waypoints

WPT001

Location: 36.8095169, -81.4223328

Partnership Shelter: Big, beautiful, and new shelter with attached shower. Two floors and nearby visitor center. Can order pizza/Italian delivery from visitor center, 0.1 mi. away

WPT005

Location: 36.7537003, -81.4928818

AT turns E

WPT004

Location: 36.7204971, -81.4616013

AT

WPT011

Location: 36.7632179, -81.4930649

VA 670; small parking area (3 cars)

WPT022

Location: 36.7975159, -81.4522629

Telephone line

WPT026

Location: 36.8058319, -81.429184

AT veers W

WPT020

Location: 36.7867317, -81.4713516

AT veers E

WPT018

Location: 36.7815514, -81.4812012

AT turns E

WPT021

Location: 36.7949486, -81.455452

Boulder garden

WPT009

Location: 36.7295151, -81.4739685

Blue-blazed trail leads to tent site

WPT008

Location: 36.7617836, -81.492218

Stream

WPT024

Location: 36.8016815, -81.4406967

Stream

WPT003

Location: 36.7517319, -81.4883499

Stile; AT turns E

WPT025

Location: 36.803299, -81.4356842

Small stream crossing

WPT007

Location: 36.728035, -81.4630203

VA Highlands Horse Trail

WPT019

Location: 36.7866821, -81.4717331

VA 601 (gravel road)

WPT009

Location: 36.7624512, -81.4922485

Blue-blazed Slabtown Trail

WPT011

Location: 36.7328339, -81.4745331

Big tree

WPT006

Location: 36.7548676, -81.4917984

Stile

WPT004

Location: 36.7524986, -81.4898834

Meadow; valley views

WPT002

Location: 36.8100853, -81.422348

AT sidewalk

WPT006

Location: 36.7277336, -81.4624329

Hickory Ridge Trail

WPT010

Location: 36.7631989, -81.4928665

Bridge crossing over S. Fork Holston Fork River; register

WPT005

Location: 36.7205849, -81.4614182

Horse Ridge Trail; trail register

WPT013

Location: 36.770401, -81.4848633

Horse Farm E

WPT013

Location: 36.7353516, -81.4709015

AT turns W @ switchback

WPT015

Location: 36.7492981, -81.4804306

Trimpi Shelter

WPT007

Location: 36.7564316, -81.491066

VA 672. AT turns W

WPT010

Location: 36.7303848, -81.4772186

AT turns E on ridgetop

WPT003

Location: 36.8108482, -81.4215546

USFS visitor center; phone; Mt. Rogers NRA headquarters

WPT008

Location: 36.7294998, -81.4713974

Views to the S

WPT014

Location: 36.7492485, -81.4820786

Side trail leads to shelter

WPT023

Location: 36.800518, -81.4417801

Stream; bridge crossing

WPT017

Location: 36.7713509, -81.4915466

Big campground

ZZZ033

Location: 36.8115044, -81.4212646

Cross VA 16; AT continues NE

WPT012

Location: 36.7659149, -81.4924316

AT turns E on double track

WPT014

Location: 36.7714157, -81.4843979

Campsite

WPT012

Location: 36.7330513, -81.4744797

AT turns E

WPT015

Location: 36.7721176, -81.484314

Stream

DSCF4209

Location: 36.7630157, -81.4925537

DSCF4239

Location: 36.7956352, -81.4547348

DSCF4154

Location: 36.7294846, -81.47155

Flowers

Location: 36.7811391, -81.4824414