Appalachian Trail: US 522 to Ashby Gap

This 18.8-miler traverses High Knob’s southern slopes, passes three shelters and ends with an optional side trip into Sky Meadows State Park.
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This 18.8-miler traverses High Knob’s southern slopes, passes three shelters and ends with an optional side trip into Sky Meadows State Park.

Shelters: Jim and Molly Denton Shelter; sleeps 8. Manassas Gap Shelter; sleeps 6. Dicks Dome Shelter; sleeps 4.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 30.6

Waypoints

WPT005

Location: 38.9637184143066, -78.0161666870117

Double track

WPT004

Location: 38.9647827148438, -78.014030456543

Trail west to parking

WPT022

Location: 38.9025497436523, -78.0553665161133

AT turns W

WPT003

Location: 38.969165802002, -77.999870300293

AT turns W @ jct.

WPT012

Location: 38.9303512573242, -78.0341339111328

Trail

WPT008

Location: 38.9404830932617, -78.0359344482422

Gravel road to parking #5; AT turns E

WPT010

Location: 38.9306678771973, -78.0326843261719

Manassas Gap Shelter

WPT005

Location: 38.8780326843262, -78.1506652832031

US 522

WPT013

Location: 38.9180450439453, -78.049186706543

Blue blaze to view

WPT019

Location: 38.9088668823242, -78.0536651611328

Goose Creek

WPT012

Location: 39.0167846679688, -77.9647521972656

Ashby Gap; US 50

WPT025

Location: 38.971549987793, -77.9984130859375

Gravel road

WPT013

Location: 39.0123825073242, -77.9741821289062

Underground telephone line

WPT030

Location: 38.8900985717773, -78.0830535888672

Jim and Molly Shelter

WPT023

Location: 38.9015159606934, -78.057014465332

Fence

WPT023

Location: 38.9846343994141, -77.9987182617188

Pass a trail heading W to unmarked campsite

WPT002

Location: 38.8897171020508, -78.0825500488281

Blue blaze to shelter

WPT009

Location: 38.9310684204102, -78.033447265625

Trail to shelter

WPT006

Location: 38.8775329589844, -78.1509704589844

Water

WPT026

Location: 38.8930015563965, -78.0751190185547

AT turns W

WPT024

Location: 38.8997993469238, -78.0609512329102

Field; double track

WPT027

Location: 38.9703750610352, -77.9991836547852

Blue-blazed trail leads to Dicks Dome Shelter

WPT003

Location: 38.8853149414062, -78.0933990478516

Powerline

WPT028

Location: 38.8900184631348, -78.0822830200195

Trail to building

WPT006

Location: 38.9534683227539, -78.0213470458984

AT turns E, gravel road zigs E 30 ft.

WPT020

Location: 38.9082336425781, -78.0541687011719

Railroad

WPT004

Location: 38.8813514709473, -78.0997314453125

AT turns W @ jct.

WPT025

Location: 38.8976173400879, -78.0718002319336

VA 638; stile zigs 100 ft.

WPT001

Location: 38.9697608947754, -77.9970245361328

Dicks Dome Shelter

WPT021

Location: 38.9957008361816, -77.9904022216797

N. Ridge Trail to Sky Meadows SP and visitor center (1.7 mi.)

WPT018

Location: 39.0026512145996, -77.9806671142578

Ambassador Whitehouse Trail to Sky Meadows State Park Visitor Center

WPT015

Location: 38.9116363525391, -78.0522308349609

Cross bridge over stream

WPT014

Location: 38.9144172668457, -78.0502166748047

4WD road

WPT017

Location: 39.0067481994629, -77.9785308837891

Ambassador Whitehouse Trail to Sky Meadows State Park Visitor Center

WPT022

Location: 38.993049621582, -77.9917297363281

G. Richard Thompson State Wildlife Mgmt. Area boundary

WPT027

Location: 38.8907012939453, -78.0818481445312

AT turns E @ jct.

WPT016

Location: 38.9113922119141, -78.0530471801758

AT turns E, parking, road

WPT017

Location: 38.9104156494141, -78.0531997680664

US 66 underpass

WPT026

Location: 38.9709014892578, -77.9990463256836

Stream crossing

WPT014

Location: 39.0101661682129, -77.9769973754883

AT turns E; blue-blazed old trail

WPT019

Location: 38.9972648620606, -77.9892349243164

G. Richard Thompson State Wildlife Mgmt. Area boundary. Sky Meadows State Park; pipeline; fence

WPT018

Location: 38.9094161987305, -78.0534515380859

VA 55

WPT028

Location: 38.9696235656738, -77.9970703125

Cross bridge over stream

WPT007

Location: 38.9511833190918, -78.0259857177734

Blue blaze to parking #6

WPT015

Location: 39.0089836120606, -77.9764175415039

4WD road

WPT024

Location: 38.974681854248, -77.9978332519531

Telephone line

DSCF2023

Location: 39.0053482055664, -77.9795303344726

DSCF2059

Location: 38.9695816040039, -77.9969177246094

DSCF2066

Location: 38.9306983947754, -78.0330200195312

DSCF2076

Location: 38.8898658752441, -78.0837020874024