Appalachian Trail: VA 42 to VA 624

Go from the watery flats of Sinking Creek to the knifelike ridges of Cove Mountain on this 26.5-mile leg. Other highlights: A 300-year-old Keffer Oak and the Medieval-named rock called Dragons Tooth.
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Go from the watery flats of Sinking Creek to the knifelike ridges of Cove Mountain on this 26.5-mile leg. Other highlights: A 300-year-old Keffer Oak and the Medieval-named rock called Dragons Tooth.

Shelters: Sarver Hollow Shelter; sleeps 6.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 42.6

Waypoints

WPT033

Location: 37.3807983398438, -80.1997985839844

Trail views to the E

WPT009

Location: 37.3878517150879, -80.2644653320312

Trail to shelter

WPT024

Location: 37.3753814697266, -80.2466201782226

Bridge

WPT001

Location: 37.3547706604004, -80.3374099731445

Sarver Hollow Cabin/Shelter

WPT014

Location: 37.3608665466309, -80.173469543457

Dragons Tooth Pano: Over 50-ft. tall rock outcropping jutting up into the sky like the bottom row of a dragon's teeth. You can scramble up to the top-most tooth for 360-degree panoramic views and huge exposure. A popular day-hike destination from the parking area on VA 311

WPT006

Location: 37.3762817382812, -80.3133697509766

Slant rock; views to the ESE

WPT002

Location: 37.3808670043945, -80.1840972900391

Campsite

WPT033

Location: 37.3478164672852, -80.3547821044922

Under powerline

WPT023

Location: 37.3756332397461, -80.2457504272461

Bridge

WPT002

Location: 37.3555488586426, -80.3404159545898

Trail to shelter

WPT003

Location: 37.3604850769043, -80.3348159790039

Rocky

WPT037

Location: 37.3905830383301, -80.1932678222656

Powerline

WPT031

Location: 37.3433494567871, -80.3650360107422

Ridge

WPT004

Location: 37.3877182006836, -80.1839828491211

Rocky; NW views

WPT011

Location: 37.3657493591309, -80.1714019775391

Views to the ESE

WPT034

Location: 37.3879852294922, -80.1982345581055

Campsite

WPT012

Location: 37.3884658813477, -80.263801574707

Water

WPT031

Location: 37.3744659423828, -80.2023696899414

Campsite

WPT038

Location: 37.3900833129883, -80.1920013427734

Campsite

WPT005

Location: 37.3891487121582, -80.1669845581055

Rocky

ZZZ046

Location: 37.3542518615723, -80.3916168212891

VA 42

WPT036

Location: 37.3904495239258, -80.1958847045898

Trail to house

WPT016

Location: 37.3657341003418, -80.166748046875

Blue-blazed trail will take you directly to the parking area on VA 311

WPT019

Location: 37.370418548584, -80.1584854125976

Campsite

WPT029

Location: 37.3482666015625, -80.3703308105469

Powerline

WPT030

Location: 37.3435325622559, -80.3659133911133

Rock bluff to the E 30 ft.

WPT025

Location: 37.3498497009277, -80.3745346069336

Keffer oak; stile

WPT017

Location: 37.3794822692871, -80.2460021972656

Bridge

WPT028

Location: 37.349250793457, -80.3715362548828

Stile. AT turns E

WPT013

Location: 37.3620834350586, -80.172981262207

AT turns W @ jct. with blue-blazed Dragons Tooth Trail (to the Dragons Tooth)

WPT012

Location: 37.3625831604004, -80.1726303100586

Views to the S

WPT024

Location: 37.351432800293, -80.3777694702148

Side trail to the E

WPT026

Location: 37.3622016906738, -80.2437133789062

Campsite

WPT032

Location: 37.3792991638184, -80.2000198364258

Views to the W

WPT015

Location: 37.3791160583496, -80.2480850219726

Telephone line

WPT025

Location: 37.364933013916, -80.2455673217774

Campsite

WPT030

Location: 37.3672332763672, -80.2139663696289

Side trail to the E

WPT018

Location: 37.3672981262207, -80.1630172729492

Views to the N

WPT026

Location: 37.3495674133301, -80.3739700317383

AT turns W; stile

WPT022

Location: 37.3516006469727, -80.3798522949219

AT turns W

WPT008

Location: 37.3785171508789, -80.1650695800781

Rocky knife-edge

WPT021

Location: 37.3735656738281, -80.1536636352539

Blue-blazed trail to the W (Scout Trail to parking and VA 311)

WPT019

Location: 37.3787651062012, -80.2445526123047

Bridge

WPT021

Location: 37.3519325256348, -80.3798675537109

VA 630. AT turns E. Bridge crossing over Sinking Creek; parking

ZZZ047

Location: 37.3713150024414, -80.1498641967774

VA 624; N. Mountain Trail

WPT008

Location: 37.3917655944824, -80.2736358642578

Campsite

WPT014

Location: 37.3788986206055, -80.2495803833008

Craig Creek. AT turns W

WPT040

Location: 37.3803329467773, -80.1845855712891

Pickle Branch Shelter

WPT004

Location: 37.3605155944824, -80.3348007202148

Rocky

WPT035

Location: 37.3556518554688, -80.3402633666992

Trail to shelter

WPT010

Location: 37.3752517700195, -80.1662521362305

AT climbs up rocky ridgeline

WPT023

Location: 37.3515319824219, -80.3782653808594

Small stream

WPT016

Location: 37.379467010498, -80.2468795776367

Big bridge over Craig Creek

WPT039

Location: 37.3845825195312, -80.184814453125

Trail to shelter. AT turns W; double track

WPT020

Location: 37.3730850219727, -80.1554489135742

Smooth

WPT027

Location: 37.3585662841797, -80.2355194091797

AT turns W @ jct. with old jeep road; ridge top; bench

WPT010

Location: 37.3879318237305, -80.2642135620117

Trail to shelter; water

WPT021

Location: 37.3777160644531, -80.2433471679688

Bridge

WPT035

Location: 37.390266418457, -80.1962356567383

VA 60. Trout Creek

WPT029

Location: 37.3645324707031, -80.2258148193359

Audie Murphy Monument

WPT006

Location: 37.3861656188965, -80.165168762207

Campsite (room for 2 tents)

WPT027

Location: 37.3499183654785, -80.372184753418

Stile

WPT020

Location: 37.3783988952637, -80.243782043457

Bridge

WPT013

Location: 37.3790664672852, -80.2503204345703

VA 621. Craig Creek Valley; parking; trail register

WPT011

Location: 37.3877334594727, -80.2641525268555

Niday Shelter

WPT020

Location: 37.3541488647461, -80.3913650512695

Stile

WPT007

Location: 37.3844985961914, -80.2991027832031

Eastern Continental Divide. AT turns E @ jct. with blue-blazed trail

WPT009

Location: 37.3755836486816, -80.1660842895508

Campsite

WPT015

Location: 37.3613014221191, -80.1731338500976

Rock stairs

WPT028

Location: 37.3642158508301, -80.2258834838867

Blue-blazed trail leads to campsite

WPT005

Location: 37.3735160827637, -80.3180465698242

Views to the ESE

WPT034

Location: 37.3532333374023, -80.3436660766602

Rock piles

WPT007

Location: 37.3802680969238, -80.1649322509766

Campsite (room for 1 tent)

WPT032

Location: 37.3432846069336, -80.3650512695312

Ridge

WPT022

Location: 37.3762512207031, -80.243049621582

Noticeable climb starts here

WPT017

Location: 37.3664665222168, -80.163932800293

Climb