Appalachian Trail: Gravel Springs Gap to US 522

Travel through white ash and yellow poplar, skid down steep ridges, and sing Hallelujah at the scenic outposts on this 12.3-mile leg in Shenandoah National Park.
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Travel through white ash and yellow poplar, skid down steep ridges, and sing Hallelujah at the scenic outposts on this 12.3-mile leg in Shenandoah National Park.

Shelters: Tom Floyd Wayside; sleeps 6.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 19.7

Waypoints

WPT019

Location: 38.8509826660156, -78.1636352539062

Trail to campsite (room for 1 tent)

WPT019

Location: 38.7751655578613, -78.2053298950195

Views

WPT018

Location: 38.776050567627, -78.20263671875

N. Marshall

WPT020

Location: 38.774715423584, -78.2070159912109

Viewpoint

WPT021

Location: 38.7740516662598, -78.2077484130859

Monolith

WPT021

Location: 38.8503494262695, -78.1636505126953

Tom Floyd Wayside Shelter

WPT016

Location: 38.8070678710938, -78.181770324707

Jenkins Gap Trail

WPT017

Location: 38.7901000976562, -78.1884002685547

SD 14.2

WPT018

Location: 38.8514823913574, -78.163948059082

Trail to spring

WPT027

Location: 38.7678985595703, -78.2334518432617

SD 17.7; parking

WPT026

Location: 38.7680511474609, -78.2332534790039

Gravel Springs Gap: AT turns E; Browntown Trail

WPT023

Location: 38.7749824523926, -78.2117691040039

SD 15.9

WPT022

Location: 38.7749481201172, -78.2106018066406

Parking area

WPT025

Location: 38.7707328796387, -78.2238845825195

Views

WPT024

Location: 38.7719917297363, -78.2198181152344

S. Marshall

WPT006

Location: 38.8464660644531, -78.1604995727539

Kiosk and registration

WPT005

Location: 38.8780326843262, -78.1506652832031

US 522

WPT005

Location: 38.8461151123047, -78.1617813110352

Shenandoah NP boundary

WPT007

Location: 38.8723335266113, -78.1544189453125

Fence and zoo

WPT006

Location: 38.8775329589844, -78.1509704589844

Water

WPT002

Location: 38.8505325317383, -78.1633987426758

Blue blaze to shelter

WPT004

Location: 38.8459663391113, -78.1621017456055

Possums Rest Overlook with views to the WNW

WPT003

Location: 38.8464736938477, -78.1644287109375

Jeep road and telephone line

WPT012

Location: 38.8184814453125, -78.1755523681641

Compton Peak. Trail to viewpoints (.2 mi.)

WPT011

Location: 38.8236236572266, -78.1704330444336

SD 10.4

WPT011

Location: 38.859733581543, -78.1655654907226

Telephone line

WPT012

Location: 38.8572654724121, -78.1666488647461

Blue blaze

WPT014

Location: 38.8522262573242, -78.1647644042969

Blue-blazed trail leads to spring

WPT014

Location: 38.816650390625, -78.1775665283203

Compton Spring

WPT013

Location: 38.8525009155273, -78.1651000976562

Blue-blazed trail leads to Harmony Hollow trailhead parking

WPT008

Location: 38.8314170837402, -78.1678466796875

Pass road

WPT009

Location: 38.8273010253906, -78.1695022583008

Pass blue-blazed Dickey Ridge Trail

WPT007

Location: 38.8453559875488, -78.1589508056641

AT turns W @ jct. with Compton Gap Trail (yellow blaze)

WPT008

Location: 38.8640823364258, -78.1624984741211

Gravel road leads to 4-H swimming pool

WPT010

Location: 38.8616981506348, -78.1644134521484

Stream crossing

WPT009

Location: 38.8637161254883, -78.1628189086914

Stream crossing

WPT010

Location: 38.824462890625, -78.1704635620117

Compton Gap trailhead

DSCF2118

Location: 38.7973327636719, -78.182746887207