Appalachian Trail: Snickers Gap to Keys Gap

Pass the 1,000-mile-marker on the AT (for northbound hikers) on this 13.4-mile trip to Raven Rocks promising breathtaking views of Shenandoah Valley. Don't miss the bench swing at David Lesser Shelter.
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Pass the 1,000-mile-marker on the AT (for northbound hikers) on this 13.4-mile trip to Raven Rocks promising breathtaking views of Shenandoah Valley. Don't miss the bench swing at David Lesser Shelter.

Shelters: Blackburn Trail Center; sleeps 8. David Lesser Memorial Shelter; sleeps 6; privy.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 21.6

Waypoints

WPT010

Location: 39.1894989, -77.7996674

Side trail to Blackburn Trail Center and hostel (sleeps 8)

WPT002

Location: 39.2431335, -77.7697525

Jeep road

WPT014

Location: 39.1436653, -77.831665

Ridge to River Trail Jct.; Sand spring

WPT004

Location: 39.2273483, -77.7792969

David Lesser Shelter

WPT002

Location: 39.1366158, -77.842514

Stream crossing

WPT015

Location: 39.1395493, -77.8337326

Pass side trail to TWR

WPT005

Location: 39.2275314, -77.7800827

Side trail to David Lesser Shelter

WPT016

Location: 39.2611008, -77.7622833

Road crossing @ Keys Gap; trailhead to parking across road

WPT016

Location: 39.1392174, -77.837532

Climb with views

WPT003

Location: 39.1334839, -77.8462143

View to the W

WPT017

Location: 39.2605667, -77.7642822

Spring polluted

WPT011

Location: 39.1868515, -77.8007813

Side trail to Blackburn Trail Center and hostel (sleeps 8)

WPT009

Location: 39.1878166, -77.7979507

Blackburn Trail Center and hostel

WPT012

Location: 39.1770172, -77.8049011

Trail jct.

WPT005

Location: 39.1237335, -77.8531494

Stream crossing; Pigeon Hollow

WPT006

Location: 39.1907654, -77.7991867

Side trail to views of Buzzard Rock

WPT013

Location: 39.1430321, -77.8302307

Powerline

WPT003

Location: 39.2381172, -77.7705154

Jeep road to towers

WPT006

Location: 39.1225662, -77.8522186

View NW

WPT001

Location: 39.1392822, -77.8376465

View of Raven Rocks

WPT007

Location: 39.1166992, -77.8523178

Snickers Gap; parking; VA 7

WPT008

Location: 39.1891823, -77.7986832

Unmarked campsite

DSCF1891

Location: 39.1394234, -77.8372498

DSCF1879

Location: 39.1877518, -77.7980652

DSCF1902

Location: 39.2289925, -77.779007

DSCF1873

Location: 39.2271233, -77.7793503