Appalachian Trail: US 460 to VA 635

Thump. Thump. Thump. Raise your heart rate while climbing to the postcard-worthy balds on Peters Mountain. This 19.6-mile ridgewalk traces the Virginia-West Virginia border.
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Thump. Thump. Thump. Raise your heart rate while climbing to the postcard-worthy balds on Peters Mountain. This 19.6-mile ridgewalk traces the Virginia-West Virginia border.

Shelters: Rice Field Shelter; sleeps 7. Pine Swamp Branch Shelter; sleeps 8.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 31.5

Waypoints

WPT025

Location: 37.3615837097168, -80.7912673950195

Spring

WPT022

Location: 37.4355850219727, -80.6157302856445

Campsite. Pine Swamp Ridge

WPT005

Location: 37.379566192627, -80.7435531616211

SE views. Powerlines end

WPT017

Location: 37.4220657348633, -80.646598815918

Red rock

WPT016

Location: 37.4213333129883, -80.6495361328125

AT turns E; rock jumble

WPT028

Location: 37.4192161560059, -80.6049499511719

25-ft. trail to parking

WPT015

Location: 37.4174156188965, -80.6573181152344

Campsite

WPT009

Location: 37.4009323120117, -80.6930694580078

Meadow

ZZZ043

Location: 37.4141159057617, -80.5845031738281

VA 635

WPT034

Location: 37.4193649291992, -80.5961532592774

Creek

WPT004

Location: 37.3799324035644, -80.7465667724609

Powerline

WPT020

Location: 37.3536834716797, -80.7652816772461

Road crossing

WPT021

Location: 37.3541488647461, -80.765998840332

Stream

WPT019

Location: 37.4331817626953, -80.6276702880859

NF boundary

WPT003

Location: 37.3784332275391, -80.7505645751953

Cell tower

WPT013

Location: 37.4121170043945, -80.6692657470703

Blue-blazed Groundhog Trail

WPT028

Location: 37.3720664978027, -80.7707977294922

Powerline

WPT026

Location: 37.4221649169922, -80.6084976196289

Pine Swamp Shelter

WPT037

Location: 37.4147491455078, -80.5845031738281

Campsite. AT turns E

WPT031

Location: 37.3748321533203, -80.7583465576172

Rice Field Shelter: Amazing sunset views from the open grassy bald at the trail to the shelter

WPT015

Location: 37.3465156555176, -80.7569351196289

Clandenin Rd.; VA 641; to landfill

WPT017

Location: 37.3498649597168, -80.7612533569336

AT joins gravel road

WPT033

Location: 37.4196510314941, -80.5966796875

Small stream

WPT010

Location: 37.4015846252441, -80.6921463012695

Meadow boundary

WPT029

Location: 37.3748664855957, -80.7605667114258

Stile

WPT011

Location: 37.4039840698242, -80.6859817504883

Campsite

WPT021

Location: 37.4373016357422, -80.617431640625

Campsite. Mud puddle

WPT013

Location: 37.3432006835938, -80.7587814331055

AT turns E, enters woods

WPT024

Location: 37.4285316467285, -80.6126861572266

Pine Swamp Branch

WPT018

Location: 37.3512344360352, -80.7628326416016

Trail goes from Gravel road back into woods.

WPT012

Location: 37.4055480957031, -80.6826629638672

Symms Gap

WPT027

Location: 37.3704986572266, -80.7751846313476

AT crosses over underground pipeline

WPT032

Location: 37.4191017150879, -80.5980834960938

Trail to The Captains

WPT014

Location: 37.3433685302734, -80.7582473754883

Campsite

WPT002

Location: 37.3772010803223, -80.7551193237305

Stile

WPT036

Location: 37.4187660217285, -80.5973129272461

AT turns W on hill @ jct. with trail that travels straight. The hill N on the AT here is not on the profile. Steep and lacking switchbacks.

WPT012

Location: 37.3432846069336, -80.7588806152344

AT turns W; woods

WPT014

Location: 37.4161682128906, -80.6603012084961

Rock wall

WPT006

Location: 37.3798484802246, -80.7430191040039

AT turns W

WPT007

Location: 37.382251739502, -80.7381362915039

Campsite

WPT016

Location: 37.3499336242676, -80.7598342895508

AT turns W

WPT030

Location: 37.3754997253418, -80.758415222168

Trail to shelter

WPT008

Location: 37.3824005126953, -80.7375640869141

Trail to the E leads to spring (30 ft.). AT continues straight

WPT002

Location: 37.4143676757812, -80.5842514038086

Cross Stony Creek. The bridge over Stony Creek was washed away in a storm. A new one is being constructed

WPT018

Location: 37.4233818054199, -80.6438980102539

NF wilderness boundary

WPT031

Location: 37.4216346740723, -80.6003799438476

Tiny stream

WPT019

Location: 37.3537673950195, -80.7650833129883

Stream

WPT001

Location: 37.4146842956543, -80.5844802856445

Campsite

WPT023

Location: 37.4285850524902, -80.612663269043

Pine Swamp Branch

ZZZ042

Location: 37.3422508239746, -80.7593154907226

AT goes under US 460 on road

WPT020

Location: 37.4380683898926, -80.6196975708008

Yellow-blazed Allegheny Trail to the W

WPT035

Location: 37.4193000793457, -80.5961303710938

AT turns E

WPT026

Location: 37.3627510070801, -80.7933502197266

Begin ridgewalk; flowers

WPT022

Location: 37.3570175170898, -80.7687683105469

AT turns E

WPT023

Location: 37.3614501953125, -80.7760314941406

Trail to water (10 ft.)

WPT029

Location: 37.4213180541992, -80.6047515869141

Pine Swamp Branch

WPT024

Location: 37.361499786377, -80.7910003662109

Campsite (room for 3 tents)

WPT025

Location: 37.4277839660644, -80.6123657226562

Spring

WPT030

Location: 37.4226837158203, -80.6027679443359

Dismal Branch