Appalachian Trail: Rockfish Gap to Beagle Gap

This rolling Blue Ridge hike travels 5.2 miles and features bird's-eye views from Bear Den Mountain before its descent to Beagle Gap.
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This rolling Blue Ridge hike travels 5.2 miles and features bird's-eye views from Bear Den Mountain before its descent to Beagle Gap.

Shelters: No Shelters

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 8.4

Waypoints

WPT016

Location: 38.0474510192871, -78.8428344726562

AT turns E @ jct.

WPT021

Location: 38.0326156616211, -78.8588027954102

I-64 overpass

WPT020

Location: 38.0343170166016, -78.8587646484375

Skyline Drive mile marker 105.2. AT turns E

WPT010

Location: 38.0656661987305, -78.8034133911133

AT turns W @ jct. with gravel road

WPT008

Location: 38.0666656494141, -78.7990798950195

Tower complex

WPT012

Location: 38.0647163391113, -78.8050994873047

AT turns W

WPT006

Location: 38.0732841491699, -78.7936325073242

Skyline Drive mile marker 99.5. Beagle Gap and parking

WPT014

Location: 38.0595169067383, -78.8182983398438

AT turns W

WPT022

Location: 38.031665802002, -78.8583679199219

Rockfish Gap

WPT013

Location: 38.0598983764648, -78.8173828125

Skyline Drive mile marker 102.1. McCormick Gap

WPT015

Location: 38.0495491027832, -78.840202331543

AT turns W @ trail jct.

WPT011

Location: 38.0651168823242, -78.8041687011719

AT turns W; tower complex

WPT018

Location: 38.0394515991211, -78.8509368896484

Shenandoah NP southern boundary. Registration kiosk. Blue-blazed trail leads to entrance station

WPT009

Location: 38.0662994384766, -78.8008499145508

AT turns W @ jct. with gravel road

WPT017

Location: 38.043399810791, -78.8459167480469

Piped spring (30 ft.); uphill

WPT023

Location: 38.0310325622559, -78.8579483032226

AT turns E @ road

WPT001

Location: 38.0310516357422, -78.8579864501953

AT turns E @ road

WPT007

Location: 38.0693168640137, -78.7942962646484

Good views to the SSE; grassland