Appalachian Trail: Three Ridges Overlook to Dripping Rock

This 4.3-mile hike starts at Three Ridges Overlook, then contours wooded Blue Ridge slopes to Dripping Rock—a prime spot to watch the sun drop over pastoral landscapes.
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This 4.3-mile hike starts at Three Ridges Overlook, then contours wooded Blue Ridge slopes to Dripping Rock—a prime spot to watch the sun drop over pastoral landscapes.

Shelters: Paul C. Wolfe Shelter; sleeps 10.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 6.9

Waypoints

THR001

Location: 37.9071655273438, -78.9791488647461

From Three Ridges Overlook, cross the Blue Ridge Parkway and head northeast.

THR002

Location: 37.9123001098633, -78.974967956543

Rocky terrain

THR003

Location: 37.9160003662109, -78.9725799560547

Rocky stretch ends; continue northwest.

THR004

Location: 37.9207153320312, -78.970817565918

Campsite (1 tent)

THR005

Location: 37.9220161437988, -78.9689331054688

Rocky

THR006

Location: 37.9257507324219, -78.9670181274414

Cliff to the east

THR007

Location: 37.9306678771973, -78.9611663818359

Stream

THR008

Location: 37.9379348754883, -78.9516296386719

Trail to overlook

THR009

Location: 37.9442176818848, -78.9432525634766

No camping for 1 mile.

THR010

Location: 37.9452171325684, -78.9427642822266

Views to the west.

THR011

Location: 37.9456176757812, -78.9424819946289

View south.

THR012

Location: 37.9416999816894, -78.9371185302734

No camping for 1 mile.

THR013

Location: 37.941333770752, -78.936767578125

Blue Ridge Parkway mile-marker 9.6. Dripping Rock parking area.