Appalachian Trail: US 501 to VA 607

Take a Blue Ridge summit tour to the tops of Big Rocky Row, Little Rocky Row, Bluff Mountain, and Punchbowl Mountain on this 10.7-mile hike where views extend south to the James River.
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Take a Blue Ridge summit tour to the tops of Big Rocky Row, Little Rocky Row, Bluff Mountain, and Punchbowl Mountain on this 10.7-mile hike where views extend south to the James River.

Shelters: Johns Hollow Shelter; sleeps 6. Punchbowl Shelter; sleeps 6.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 17.3

Waypoints

WPT009

Location: 37.6041679382324, -79.3889846801758

Stream

WPT020

Location: 37.6713333129883, -79.3423309326172

Punchbowl Mtn.

WPT006

Location: 37.625617980957, -79.4030151367188

Little Rocky Row Trail to the W; campsite

WPT005

Location: 37.6254005432129, -79.402946472168

View of the James River to SSE

WPT007

Location: 37.6257820129394, -79.4017181396484

View of Fullers Rock and James River to the SSE

ZZZ054

Location: 37.596851348877, -79.3913497924805

US 501; parking

WPT001

Location: 37.6129112243652, -79.3918609619141

Johns Hollow Shelter

WPT004

Location: 37.5970840454102, -79.3899688720703

AT turns E; woods

WPT023

Location: 37.6776885986328, -79.3385543823242

Punchbowl Shelter

WPT005

Location: 37.5975341796875, -79.3899307250976

Rocky Row Run and bridge

WPT008

Location: 37.5993499755859, -79.3907165527344

AT turns W heads up

WPT008

Location: 37.6340179443359, -79.3908309936524

Big Rocky Row. Campsite to W (room for 4 tents)

WPT003

Location: 37.5968017578125, -79.3901672363281

US 501 and Hercules St.

WPT022

Location: 37.6753997802734, -79.3385696411133

AT turns E @ jct. with trail to shelter

WPT015

Location: 37.6572151184082, -79.3535308837891

Campsite

WPT018

Location: 37.6601333618164, -79.3463821411133

Bluff Mtn. with views to the E and NNW

WPT006

Location: 37.5975685119629, -79.3898315429688

Trail to parking

WPT021

Location: 37.6744346618652, -79.3406295776367

AT turns E

WPT007

Location: 37.5984992980957, -79.3900680541992

Rocky Row Run and bridge

WPT003

Location: 37.6739501953125, -79.3352966308594

Blue Ridge Parkway Punchbowl Mtn. crossing

WPT010

Location: 37.644115447998, -79.3783340454102

Trail to W

WPT003

Location: 37.620849609375, -79.3985977172852

Old 4WD road

WPT019

Location: 37.6681671142578, -79.3432159423828

Old Trail

WPT004

Location: 37.6248817443848, -79.4021530151367

View of the James river to SSW

WPT012

Location: 37.6446647644043, -79.3730697631836

Saddle Gap trail

WPT002

Location: 37.5966682434082, -79.3908157348633

AT turns E

WPT014

Location: 37.655216217041, -79.3572845458984

AT turns W; switchbacks

WPT011

Location: 37.6051177978516, -79.3869857788086

Trail to road E

WPT013

Location: 37.610050201416, -79.3902969360352

Stream

WPT011

Location: 37.6447830200195, -79.373664855957

Campsite

WPT013

Location: 37.6538009643555, -79.3589019775391

Satlog Gap trail to E

ZZZ055

Location: 37.6760673522949, -79.3326644897461

VA 607; Robinson Gap Rd.

WPT001

Location: 37.677734375, -79.3384704589844

Punchbowl Shelter

WPT010

Location: 37.6050987243652, -79.3862991333008

AT turns W

WPT012

Location: 37.6050338745117, -79.3879699707031

Hercules Rd. (gravel); parking; FS 36

WPT017

Location: 37.6600151062012, -79.346549987793

Little Ottie Cline Powell Memorial: This marks the spot where Ottie Cline Powell's body was found April 5, 1891, after straying from Tower Hill School House on Nov. 9

WPT002

Location: 37.6757316589356, -79.3390502929688

Trail to Shelter

WPT002

Location: 37.612003326416, -79.3915023803711

Trail to shelter

WPT009

Location: 37.6346015930176, -79.3891830444336

Overlook

DSCF5638

Location: 37.598518371582, -79.3902130126953

DSCF5632

Location: 37.598518371582, -79.3900299072266

DSCF5655

Location: 37.6128158569336, -79.3919830322266

DSCF5664

Location: 37.6347503662109, -79.3891525268555

DSCF5626

Location: 37.5974655151367, -79.3899688720703