Appalachian Trail: US 60 to VA 56

Wander hills painted in wildflowers and crest several crags before charging down 3,000 feet to the Tye River on this 24-mile trek.
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Wander hills painted in wildflowers and crest several crags before charging down 3,000 feet to the Tye River on this 24-mile trek.

Shelters: Cow Camp Gap Shelter; sleeps 8. Seeley-Woodworth Shelter; sleeps 8. The Priest Shelter; sleeps 8.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 38.6

Waypoints

WPT023

Location: 37.7649993896484, -79.1933364868164

Trail to NNW views

WPT012

Location: 37.8292007446289, -79.1288299560547

Fish Hatchery Rd to Montebello; Dutch Haus B & B

WPT010

Location: 37.8180999755859, -79.0705184936524

The Priest Shelter

WPT031

Location: 37.7931671142578, -79.17626953125

Lovingston Spring Trail to W

WPT005

Location: 37.7296676635742, -79.2382659912109

Flat

WPT011

Location: 37.7400169372559, -79.2240982055664

Bald Knob

WPT033

Location: 37.8014488220215, -79.1637191772461

Campsite

WPT017

Location: 37.8198318481445, -79.0578842163086

Views E of valley

WPT003

Location: 37.7263984680176, -79.245849609375

Terrain levels out

WPT013

Location: 37.7477989196777, -79.2149658203125

Cow Camp Gap. Side trail to shelter (.5 mi.)

WPT022

Location: 37.7602844238281, -79.1956329345703

Trail leads .3 mi. to the E to a spring. Campsite. Wooden swing to the W (think classic, hanging-from-a-tree-in-a-field-with-a-little-pig-tailed-girl kind of swing)

WPT015

Location: 37.8265647888184, -79.1209182739258

Spy Rock. Take short side trail and scramble up rock face for 360-degree views

WPT022

Location: 37.8366508483887, -79.0256805419922

Campsite; 2 tents

WPT002

Location: 37.8306007385254, -79.1220321655274

Maintop Mtn.

WPT007

Location: 37.8188018798828, -79.1550674438476

Seeley Woodworth Shelter; simple and clean, shelter is set facing open forest downhill with a spring nearby.

WPT015

Location: 37.7509155273438, -79.211799621582

Views to the W from overlook

WPT008

Location: 37.8247680664062, -79.1428298950195

Trail to Rock Spring; Porters Gap

WPT027

Location: 37.7803001403809, -79.1816482543945

Campsite

WPT021

Location: 37.7568168640137, -79.1934661865234

Hog Camp Gap; parking; FS 48; old jeep road

WPT026

Location: 37.779899597168, -79.1818008422852

Gravel road

WPT011

Location: 37.8286323547363, -79.1313858032226

AT parallels blue-blazed trail

WPT035

Location: 37.8059844970703, -79.1627655029297

Small stream

WPT017

Location: 37.7509346008301, -79.2063140869141

Open grassy area begins

WPT010

Location: 37.8254508972168, -79.1428146362305

Campsite. Side trail travels downhill to W

WPT006

Location: 37.7320175170898, -79.2328643798828

False summit

WPT005

Location: 37.8250007629394, -79.093132019043

Cash Hollow; gravel road

WPT006

Location: 37.8253173828125, -79.0821533203125

Crabtree Farm Rd.; VA 826; Crab Tree Falls Trail

WPT014

Location: 37.7491683959961, -79.2136306762695

Overlook

WPT003

Location: 37.8060340881348, -79.1628799438476

Stream; campsite to the W

WPT019

Location: 37.7563323974609, -79.1953811645508

Open field ends

WPT012

Location: 37.8200836181641, -79.0669631958008

Campsite and overlook with views to the NNE

WPT020

Location: 37.7561836242676, -79.1949996948242

Double track to the E

WPT001

Location: 37.8279495239258, -79.1215362548828

AT turn W @ jct. with trail to Spy Rock

WPT002

Location: 37.7266654968262, -79.2479629516602

Steep

WPT024

Location: 37.7668647766113, -79.1870803833008

View E and S

WPT009

Location: 37.8260498046875, -79.1426696777344

Rock Spring: Excellent water from a wide spring @ the base of a large boulder. Camping nearby

WPT020

Location: 37.8303184509277, -79.0372161865234

Cripple Creek; AT turns E downhill

WPT004

Location: 37.7270851135254, -79.2438201904297

Cross FS 507

WPT014

Location: 37.8195343017578, -79.0629501342774

Trail crests The Priest

WPT014

Location: 37.8280487060547, -79.1231536865234

Trail turns to baseball-sized rocks (hard to hike on)

WPT019

Location: 37.8253517150879, -79.043701171875

Overlook with views to the E

WPT013

Location: 37.8286514282227, -79.12646484375

Gate

WPT004

Location: 37.8063163757324, -79.1629486083984

N. Fork Piney River

WPT012

Location: 37.7400321960449, -79.2237167358398

Campsite; 2 tents

WPT009

Location: 37.7401847839356, -79.2262496948242

Bald Knob

WPT004

Location: 37.8252983093262, -79.0932159423828

Gate

WPT029

Location: 37.792350769043, -79.175651550293

Campsite; 1 tent

WPT016

Location: 37.8278160095215, -79.1214981079102

AT turns W. Trail to Spy Rock and camping. Large open area with great views of the sunset and sunrise

WPT032

Location: 37.8005828857422, -79.1659851074219

Boulder

WPT003

Location: 37.8305816650391, -79.1101684570312

View S

WPT001

Location: 37.8057518005371, -79.1625518798828

Campsite

WPT009

Location: 37.8183326721191, -79.0719146728516

AT turns W @ jct. with trail to shelter, heading E

WPT010

Location: 37.7402839660644, -79.2251968383789

View N

WPT018

Location: 37.7508659362793, -79.2058181762695

Cold Mtn.

ZZZ056

Location: 37.7232666015625, -79.2498168945312

US 60; parking. AT turns W; woods

WPT005

Location: 37.8068161010742, -79.163215637207

Old trail

WPT030

Location: 37.7930488586426, -79.1759796142578

Jeep Rd.

WPT016

Location: 37.7518653869629, -79.2082977294922

Cold Mtn.

WPT034

Location: 37.8057594299316, -79.1626663208008

Trail to campsite to the E

WPT008

Location: 37.7395515441894, -79.2275314331055

False summit

WPT025

Location: 37.7792510986328, -79.182014465332

Cross FS 63 @ Salt Log Gap

ZZZ057

Location: 37.8382148742676, -79.0234680175781

VA 56; parking

WPT007

Location: 37.8254508972168, -79.0811157226562

The Priest Wilderness

WPT007

Location: 37.7383651733398, -79.2281188964844

False Summit

WPT028

Location: 37.7888488769531, -79.172119140625

FS 246

WPT006

Location: 37.8195838928223, -79.1557159423828

Trail to shelter; Levingston Trail

WPT008

Location: 37.818431854248, -79.0720977783203

Stone and campsite

WPT021

Location: 37.8326148986816, -79.0343017578125

At turns W

DSCF6016

Location: 37.8200492858887, -79.066780090332

DSCF5960

Location: 37.8266487121582, -79.1210861206055

DSCF5872

Location: 37.8061485290527, -79.1628494262695

DSCF5975

Location: 37.830249786377, -79.1088485717774

DSCF6026

Location: 37.8303337097168, -79.0372467041016

DSCF5892

Location: 37.8265838623047, -79.1209335327148

DSCF5971

Location: 37.8304328918457, -79.1097869873047

DSCF5819

Location: 37.7610816955566, -79.1958847045898

DSCF6004

Location: 37.818416595459, -79.0720977783203