Appalachian Trail: VA 605 to Snickers Gap

The AT continues its rollercoaster ride across the Blue Ridge on this 7-mile ridge-to-hollow route that passes Bears Den Rocks overlook where classic views of Shenandoah Valley are revealed.
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The AT continues its rollercoaster ride across the Blue Ridge on this 7-mile ridge-to-hollow route that passes Bears Den Rocks overlook where classic views of Shenandoah Valley are revealed.

Shelters: Sam Moore Shelter; sleeps 6.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 11.3

Waypoints

WPT001

Location: 39.1112328, -77.8542175

Bears Den Trail Center

WPT002

Location: 39.1119499, -77.8560867

Blue blaze to Bear Den

WPT003

Location: 39.1115341, -77.8559189

Blue blazes lead to Bears Den Hostel

WPT004

Location: 39.111866, -77.8616333

Stream crossing

WPT005

Location: 39.1082649, -77.8663635

Spout Run

WPT007

Location: 39.0937347, -77.8810501

Views to the W

WPT007

Location: 39.1166992, -77.8523178

Direction sign; parking

WPT008

Location: 39.0932503, -77.8841171

Burnt trees

WPT009

Location: 39.0924835, -77.8861313

4WD road

WPT009

Location: 39.1161156, -77.8525848

Cross VA 7

WPT010

Location: 39.0917053, -77.886734

Blue blaze to shelter

WPT010

Location: 39.1156158, -77.8510513

AT turns W @ VA 604

WPT011

Location: 39.0910988, -77.8865204

Sawmill Spring

WPT011

Location: 39.114315, -77.8509521

Commuter parking area

WPT012

Location: 39.0909462, -77.8862534

Sam Moore Shelter

WPT012

Location: 39.1121178, -77.8560028

Views to the W

WPT013

Location: 39.0888176, -77.8890839

Tomblin Hill

WPT014

Location: 39.1115341, -77.8537674

Bears Den Hostel

WPT014

Location: 39.0855827, -77.8951797

Stream crossing. Fent Wiley Hollow

WPT015

Location: 39.0804672, -77.9017487

Buzzard Hill. Trail to views

WPT016

Location: 39.0778656, -77.8998489

Trail to VA 605

WPT017

Location: 39.0743332, -77.8996353

Square rock wall

WPT018

Location: 39.0740166, -77.8998032

Spring

WPT019

Location: 39.0698166, -77.9032135

Pass streams. Falls to the E 200 ft.

WPT020

Location: 39.0721169, -77.9119034

Cross VA 605, a gravel road

Falls

Location: 39.0698294, -77.903688

Sam Moore Shelter

Location: 39.0907669, -77.8864517

Bears Den Trail Center

Location: 39.1113968, -77.8547058