Appalachian Trail: VA 42 to VA 623

Go from flat lowlands to high ridgetops--you'll gain more than 2,000 feet--on this 17.1-miler that traverses wildflower-laced Chestnut Ridge and the rocky backbone of Garden Mountain.
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Go from flat lowlands to high ridgetops--you'll gain more than 2,000 feet--on this 17.1-miler that traverses wildflower-laced Chestnut Ridge and the rocky backbone of Garden Mountain.

Shelters: Knot Maul Branch Shelter; sleeps 8. Chestnut Knob Shelter; sleeps 8.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 26.3

Waypoints

WPT001

Location: 37.0008163452148, -81.4044342041016

AT turns E @ Knot Maul Shelter

WPT002

Location: 37.0003509521484, -81.4025802612305

Dry spring

WPT003

Location: 37.001766204834, -81.3994522094726

Lynn Camp Creek

WPT004

Location: 37.0021171569824, -81.3985366821289

Small stream crossing

WPT005

Location: 37.0036506652832, -81.3973007202148

Cross stream; campsite; AT turns W

WPT006

Location: 37.0033493041992, -81.4011993408203

Knot Maul Branch

WPT007

Location: 37.00341796875, -81.4045867919922

Knot Maul Branch

WPT008

Location: 37.0037155151367, -81.4062805175781

Old bridge over Lynn Camp Creek

WPT009

Location: 37.0037498474121, -81.406867980957

AT turns W

WPT010

Location: 37.0058670043945, -81.4196014404297

Campsite

WPT011

Location: 37.0123329162598, -81.4197692871094

AT turns E

WPT013

Location: 37.0148315429688, -81.4203033447266

Large bridge crossing over Lick Creek

WPT014

Location: 37.0148506164551, -81.4204330444336

AT turns E; unofficial campsite

WPT015

Location: 37.0218505859375, -81.4282684326172

Stream

WPT016

Location: 37.022632598877, -81.4252319335938

FS 222; gravel road; parking

WPT017

Location: 37.0251159667969, -81.4261169433594

Campsite

WPT018

Location: 37.0304832458496, -81.4237976074219

Campsite

WPT019

Location: 37.0335502624512, -81.4243469238281

Trail to water W 20 ft.

WPT020

Location: 37.0358848571777, -81.4260864257812

Tiny stream crossing

WPT021

Location: 37.0373001098633, -81.4270629882812

Stream (may be dry)

WPT022

Location: 37.0406150817871, -81.4261016845703

Campsite

WPT023

Location: 37.0431671142578, -81.4318161010742

AT turns E @ trail jct.; field

WPT024

Location: 37.044750213623, -81.4263000488281

Spring-fed pond

WPT025

Location: 37.0447998046875, -81.4259033203125

Side trail leads to spring

WPT026

Location: 37.045166015625, -81.4259185791016

Piped spring

WPT027

Location: 37.0457000732422, -81.4247665405274

Views to the SSW

WPT028

Location: 37.051383972168, -81.4131851196289

Views to the SSE

WPT029

Location: 37.0536994934082, -81.4077529907226

Woods

WPT030

Location: 37.0562515258789, -81.401496887207

AT continues straight @ jct. with side trail to the E

WPT031

Location: 37.0571327209473, -81.3998641967774

Field

WPT032

Location: 37.0578346252441, -81.3993148803711

Chestnut Knob Shelter

WPT033

Location: 37.0577163696289, -81.3992004394531

AT turns E

WPT034

Location: 37.0574989318848, -81.3986663818359

Woods

WPT035

Location: 37.0555992126465, -81.3893814086914

Old road

WPT035

Location: 36.9835014343262, -81.4062652587891

Stile

WPT036

Location: 37.0550498962402, -81.3838500976562

AT turns W; doubletrack

WPT036

Location: 36.9836006164551, -81.406364440918

VA 42

WPT037

Location: 37.0545845031738, -81.3788681030274

Walker Gap; water 50 ft. E; dirt road

WPT037

Location: 36.9844512939453, -81.4063339233398

Bridge crossing over stream

WPT038

Location: 36.9830017089844, -81.4065475463867

Trail to parking; water

WPT038

Location: 37.0541152954102, -81.3796310424805

Piped spring

WPT039

Location: 37.0542182922363, -81.3775177001953

AT turns W

WPT040

Location: 37.0542984008789, -81.3774490356445

Old jeep road

WPT041

Location: 36.995231628418, -81.4053344726562

Brushy Mtn.

WPT041

Location: 37.0566482543945, -81.3745498657226

AT turns E; top of ridge

WPT042

Location: 37.0578155517578, -81.3638687133789

Rock ledge

WPT043

Location: 37.0578498840332, -81.3634643554688

Views of rock

WPT044

Location: 37.0656814575195, -81.3352203369141

Views to the W

WPT045

Location: 37.066234588623, -81.3335494995117

Sit rock

WPT046

Location: 37.0703659057617, -81.3202362060547

Good views

WPT047

Location: 37.0756988525391, -81.3098678588867

Views to the W

WPT048

Location: 37.0770492553711, -81.3070678710938

VA 623

DSCF4588

Location: 37.0148162841797, -81.4202651977539

DSCF4624

Location: 37.0447845458984, -81.4262313842774

DSCF4633

Location: 37.0574150085449, -81.3994522094726