Appalachian Trail: US 11 to VA 42

On this 11.8-mile stretch, you’ll climb a seven-foot stile (arguably the AT’s tallest), cruise cow-filled fields, pass a centuries-old cemetery, and briefly trace the North Fork Holston River.
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On this 11.8-mile stretch, you’ll climb a seven-foot stile (arguably the AT’s tallest), cruise cow-filled fields, pass a centuries-old cemetery, and briefly trace the North Fork Holston River.

Shelters: Davis Path Shelter; sleeps 12

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 19.2

Waypoints

WPT005

Location: 36.892032623291, -81.3690338134766

Double track

WPT005

Location: 36.9497833251953, -81.3636474609375

Trail to campsite

WPT006

Location: 36.9510345458984, -81.3641128540039

AT turns W @ jct. with trail leading to water; unofficial campsite; Crawfish Valley

WPT006

Location: 36.8942489624023, -81.3685531616211

Bridge crossing; telephone line

WPT007

Location: 36.8966827392578, -81.3672180175781

Trail to Davis Cemetary

WPT007

Location: 36.9515495300293, -81.3654479980469

Straight @ 4-way

WPT008

Location: 36.8974151611328, -81.3689804077148

VA 617

WPT009

Location: 36.9565010070801, -81.3696975708008

Reed Creek

WPT009

Location: 36.8989677429199, -81.3722686767578

Cattle grate; stile

WPT010

Location: 36.9030685424805, -81.3730697631836

Stile

WPT011

Location: 36.9034996032715, -81.3720169067383

Dry stream

WPT011

Location: 36.9556503295898, -81.3811187744141

Rock stairs

WPT013

Location: 36.9596481323242, -81.3828811645508

Small stream crossing; animal tracks

WPT014

Location: 36.9605484008789, -81.384765625

Private property boundary

WPT014

Location: 36.8896675109863, -81.3714981079102

AT turns E

WPT015

Location: 36.960750579834, -81.3852844238281

Straight @ 4-way

WPT015

Location: 36.9145660400391, -81.3767852783203

Davis Path Shelter

WPT016

Location: 36.9620513916016, -81.3860168457031

Stile

WPT017

Location: 36.9637489318848, -81.3884963989258

AT turns W; stile; enter pasture

WPT018

Location: 36.963550567627, -81.392219543457

AT veers E

WPT019

Location: 36.9641494750977, -81.3914031982422

VA 610; stiles; private property boundary

WPT020

Location: 36.9631843566894, -81.3946838378906

Valley views; ridge

WPT021

Location: 36.9648666381836, -81.3945693969726

Z-shaped gate turns E; lush woods

WPT022

Location: 36.967414855957, -81.3939666748047

AT marker

WPT023

Location: 36.9710159301758, -81.3943481445312

Stile

WPT024

Location: 36.9716987609863, -81.396614074707

AT turns E @ N. Fork Holston jct.; walk along N. Fork Holston

WPT025

Location: 36.9718818664551, -81.3966522216797

Big stile

WPT026

Location: 36.9734001159668, -81.3973846435547

Cross N. Fork Holston on bridge; VA 742

WPT027

Location: 36.9737815856934, -81.3981018066406

Large, 6-ft. stile over fence

WPT028

Location: 36.9778823852539, -81.3998489379883

AT turns W

WPT029

Location: 36.9783515930176, -81.4001998901367

Blue-blazed trail to the E

WPT030

Location: 36.9792671203613, -81.400634765625

AT turns E

WPT031

Location: 36.9793510437012, -81.4008026123047

AT turns W

WPT032

Location: 36.9809989929199, -81.4059677124024

Woods

WPT033

Location: 36.9813346862793, -81.4068832397461

Stile

WPT034

Location: 36.9828491210938, -81.4067153930664

Stile

WPT038

Location: 36.9830017089844, -81.4065475463867

Trail to parking; water

WPT039

Location: 36.9826011657715, -81.4067993164062

Campsite

WPT039

Location: 36.8855667114258, -81.3730850219726

AT turns E @ jct. with US 11

WPT001

Location: 36.8858985900879, -81.3744964599609

Relax Inn (fee to park)

WPT002

Location: 36.9300003051758, -81.3633499145508

Gullion Mtn.

WPT003

Location: 36.8863487243652, -81.3709487915039

AT turns W

WPT003

Location: 36.9406661987305, -81.361213684082

Jct. with orange-blazed trail

WPT004

Location: 36.9424018859863, -81.3612976074219

AT turns W

WPT004

Location: 36.8884162902832, -81.3714370727539

Trail travels under I-81