Appalachian Trail: FS 191 to VA 43

There's no shortage of scenic overlooks on this 14.8-mile section that crisscrosses the Blue Ridge Parkway four times.
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There's no shortage of scenic overlooks on this 14.8-mile section that crisscrosses the Blue Ridge Parkway four times.

Shelters: Wilson Creek Shelter; sleeps 6. Bobblets Gap Shelter; sleeps 6.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 23.9

Waypoints

WPT028

Location: 37.4176826477051, -79.8128814697266

AT veers E uphill

WPT007

Location: 37.4342994689941, -79.7444686889648

Campsite (room for 1 tent)

WPT004

Location: 37.4300842285156, -79.7518844604492

Campsite (room for 2 tents)

WPT012

Location: 37.4485664367676, -79.7219696044922

AT veers W

WPT024

Location: 37.4079818725586, -79.82568359375

Campsite (room for 1 tent)

WPT016

Location: 37.4670486450195, -79.6999816894531

Trail to shelter

WPT008

Location: 37.4364013671875, -79.7408676147461

AT switchbacks E. Blue Ridge Parkway. Overlook with views of Montvale to the SSE and Goose Creek Valley

ZZZ051

Location: 37.485668182373, -79.6686859130859

AT turns E; VA 43

WPT018

Location: 37.4679489135742, -79.6990966796875

AT turns E uphill

WPT020

Location: 37.4739990234375, -79.692253112793

Blue Ridge Parkway; Sharp Top Overlook

WPT001

Location: 37.422737121582, -79.7713241577148

Campsite

WPT032

Location: 37.4212684631348, -79.7886810302734

Wilson Creek

WPT039

Location: 37.421199798584, -79.7761001586914

Campsite with water (30 ft.)

WPT006

Location: 37.4319496154785, -79.7489013671875

Taylors Mtn. Overlook. AT veers E @ yield sign; woods

WPT014

Location: 37.4594841003418, -79.7080154418945

Hammond Hollow Trail to the W

ZZZ050

Location: 37.3983840942383, -79.8490829467774

FS 191. AT turns E @ jct. with forest road

WPT002

Location: 37.4248657226562, -79.7575302124024

Blackhorse Gap. Cross forest road. AT parallels Blue Ridge Parkway

WPT031

Location: 37.4217834472656, -79.7966690063476

Wilson Creek (may be dry)

WPT029

Location: 37.4178161621094, -79.8028335571289

Campsite to the E

WPT027

Location: 37.4175338745117, -79.813117980957

Curry Creek

WPT036

Location: 37.4191513061523, -79.7851867675781

Trail to shelter

WPT011

Location: 37.4451484680176, -79.7264175415039

Blue Ridge Parkway; Harveys Knob Overlook

WPT003

Location: 37.4285163879394, -79.7537689208984

Campsite

WPT009

Location: 37.4409332275391, -79.7345199584961

Overlook with views of Montvale to the SSE

WPT040

Location: 37.4227180480957, -79.7713165283203

Campsite

WPT017

Location: 37.4674491882324, -79.6998977661133

AT turns W @ jct. with forest road (gravel)

WPT035

Location: 37.4194488525391, -79.7855682373047

Wilson Creek Shelter

WPT013

Location: 37.4491500854492, -79.7202987670898

Stone wall

WPT019

Location: 37.4688339233398, -79.6976165771484

Campsite (room for 4 tents)

WPT023

Location: 37.4018669128418, -79.841682434082

AT turns E @ jct. with forest road

WPT026

Location: 37.4168014526367, -79.8143005371094

Campsite

WPT037

Location: 37.418384552002, -79.7800827026367

Tiny stream

WPT038

Location: 37.4188995361328, -79.7772979736328

Spring

WPT030

Location: 37.4179992675781, -79.8026962280274

Small stream

WPT033

Location: 37.4204177856445, -79.7886810302734

Colliers Pit

WPT010

Location: 37.4423484802246, -79.7314300537109

Gate. AT veers E

WPT025

Location: 37.415901184082, -79.8196334838867

Salt Pond Rd.

WPT005

Location: 37.4308662414551, -79.750846862793

Blue Ridge Parkway; Taylors Mtn. Overlook. AT turns W on Blue Ridge Parkway

WPT015

Location: 37.4628829956055, -79.7036666870117

Campsite

WPT022

Location: 37.4856986999512, -79.6688842773438

Small stream

WPT034

Location: 37.4192848205566, -79.7856369018555

Trail to shelter W; water to the E

WPT021

Location: 37.4792327880859, -79.6833190917969

Blue Ridge Parkway; Mills Gap

DSCF5436

Location: 37.4193000793457, -79.7854690551758

DSCF5464

Location: 37.4801483154297, -79.6810302734375

DSCF5446

Location: 37.4498176574707, -79.7197799682617

DSCF5443

Location: 37.4415168762207, -79.7327194213867

DSCF5462

Location: 37.4755172729492, -79.6912841796875