Appalachian Trail: VA 601 to VA 42

Follow an old gravel road on this 5.7-mile dayhike from Rocky Gap to Kelly Knob where mountain skylines turn fiery pink at sunset.
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Follow an old gravel road on this 5.7-mile dayhike from Rocky Gap to Kelly Knob where mountain skylines turn fiery pink at sunset.

Shelters: Laurel Creek Shelter; sleeps 6.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 9.2

Waypoints

ZZZ045

Location: 37.3728485107422, -80.446403503418

Rocky Gap Trail. VA 601

WPT014

Location: 37.3596000671387, -80.3990173339844

Meadow; view

WPT004

Location: 37.359001159668, -80.4216003417969

Trail to shelter

WPT016

Location: 37.3547515869141, -80.393684387207

Stile. AT turns E

WPT011

Location: 37.361400604248, -80.4148483276367

House

WPT006

Location: 37.3594818115234, -80.4208145141602

Water

WPT012

Location: 37.3613319396973, -80.4137649536133

Side trail to the E

WPT010

Location: 37.3610343933106, -80.4146499633789

Campsite. AT turns E @ jct. with trail that travels to old house

WPT007

Location: 37.3596305847168, -80.4206924438476

Stream

WPT043

Location: 37.3734817504883, -80.4397659301758

Johns Creek Mtn. Trail to the W

WPT005

Location: 37.359001159668, -80.4210815429688

Laurel Creek Shelter

WPT047

Location: 37.3555488586426, -80.4413299560547

Campsite

WPT046

Location: 37.3556671142578, -80.4415817260742

Kelly Knob: Amazing views of the valley. The town of Pembroke far in the distance. Sunset falls over the ridge to the R. If the clouds and light are right, you'll gaze at skies drenched in brilliant pinks and magentas. View is from a fissured rock to the R of the campfire ring

WPT017

Location: 37.3545341491699, -80.3930511474609

Bridge over stream; pasture

WPT013

Location: 37.3596000671387, -80.4001693725586

Stile

WPT015

Location: 37.3542671203613, -80.3946151733398

Stile

ZZZ046

Location: 37.3542518615723, -80.3916168212891

VA 42

WPT018

Location: 37.3542823791504, -80.3918304443359

Stile

WPT044

Location: 37.3580017089844, -80.4420013427734

Old trail

WPT045

Location: 37.3563003540039, -80.4408340454102

Views from Kelly Knob 120 yds. away

WPT009

Location: 37.3611335754394, -80.420166015625

Side trail to the W

WPT008

Location: 37.3609352111816, -80.4207992553711

Small stream