Appalachian Trail: I-77 to VA 608

Numerous campsites, two shelters, and a viewpoint dot this 12.7-mile section hike. Note: Native wintergreen grows along the trail.
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Numerous campsites, two shelters, and a viewpoint dot this 12.7-mile section hike. Note: Native wintergreen grows along the trail.

Shelters: Helveys Mill Shelter; sleeps 6. Jenny Knob Shelter; sleeps 6.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 20.0

Waypoints

WPT008

Location: 37.1460342407227, -81.0085678100586

VA 611 (gravel road)

WPT012

Location: 37.1550483703613, -80.9800491333008

Jenny Knob Shelter

WPT002

Location: 37.1553840637207, -80.9794006347656

Trail to shelter

WPT009

Location: 37.1461982727051, -81.0080490112305

Campsite

WPT032

Location: 37.1352996826172, -81.1079177856445

Side trail to the E

ZZZ038

Location: 37.1395149230957, -81.1262817382812

I-77 overpass

WPT003

Location: 37.1368675231934, -81.0940322875976

Trail leads to views (10 ft.)

WPT028

Location: 37.1401329040527, -81.1259994506836

AT continues straight

WPT030

Location: 37.1394500732422, -81.1203155517578

Kimberling Creek

WPT031

Location: 37.1373825073242, -81.1101150512695

AT turns E on ridgetop

WPT033

Location: 37.1341896057129, -81.1046752929688

Trail to Helvey's Mill Shelter

ZZZ039

Location: 37.1567344665527, -80.9616851806641

VA 608. Parking. AT turns E

WPT011

Location: 37.1557655334473, -80.9791870117188

Trail to shelter

WPT004

Location: 37.130931854248, -81.0877151489258

Wintergreen can be found here. Pick the young light green leaves of the 2-4 in. plant for the most minty taste. Break and smell to test. Smells like the gum. Berries can also be eaten. Said to help with headaches

WPT001

Location: 37.1308822631836, -81.1027297973633

Helvey's Mill Shelter

WPT010

Location: 37.1468315124512, -81.0071487426758

Campsite

WPT006

Location: 37.1389350891113, -81.0338134765625

Pass old telephone pole

WPT005

Location: 37.1349182128906, -81.0456466674805

Campsite (room for 2 tents)

WPT005

Location: 37.1559829711914, -80.9620361328125

VA 608. AT turns W

WPT029

Location: 37.1397171020508, -81.1203155517578

AT switchbacks E; parking; back into woods

WPT003

Location: 37.1555824279785, -80.9697494506836

Small stream

WPT001

Location: 37.1551170349121, -80.9800491333008

Jenny Knob Shelter

WPT004

Location: 37.1562347412109, -80.9660186767578

Campsite

WPT007

Location: 37.1400489807129, -81.0320129394531

Campsite