Appalachian Trail: VA 613 to VA 601

Overnight at War Spur Shelter on this 7.7-mile ridgeline tour linking Potts Mountain and Lone Pine Peak then drop into Rocky Gap (one of many Rocky Gaps along the AT spine).
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Overnight at War Spur Shelter on this 7.7-mile ridgeline tour linking Potts Mountain and Lone Pine Peak then drop into Rocky Gap (one of many Rocky Gaps along the AT spine).

Shelters: War Spur Shelter; sleeps 6.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 12.4

Waypoints

WPT034

Location: 37.3965492248535, -80.4741516113281

Campsite

WPT024

Location: 37.4157485961914, -80.506233215332

Old double track

WPT036

Location: 37.3879508972168, -80.4697341918945

FS 156. Johns Creek Valley; parking

WPT026

Location: 37.4165000915527, -80.4985198974609

Piped spring

WPT021

Location: 37.4137992858887, -80.519401550293

AT turns E @ jct. with trail that travels to Wind Rock (Potts Mtn. Trail)

WPT032

Location: 37.3978843688965, -80.4739303588867

War Spur Shelter; AT turns E

WPT038

Location: 37.3872337341309, -80.4689865112305

Campsite

WPT020

Location: 37.4127998352051, -80.5211486816406

AT turns E

WPT037

Location: 37.3877182006836, -80.469352722168

Small stream (bad water source)

WPT030

Location: 37.4015846252441, -80.4821319580078

Old trail

WPT022

Location: 37.4142150878906, -80.5194854736328

Wind Rock; views of wilderness

WPT040

Location: 37.3841171264648, -80.4665298461914

FS 10721. Old jeep road

WPT019

Location: 37.4123992919922, -80.5223007202148

AT veers E. At this point, you can either follow the gravel path or you can veer R to stay on the officially blazed route that soon rejoins the gravel path

WPT029

Location: 37.4037170410156, -80.4891128540039

War Spur Trail; campsite

WPT033

Location: 37.3973503112793, -80.4743804931641

War Spur (stream)

WPT025

Location: 37.4160995483398, -80.4989166259766

Campsite

WPT035

Location: 37.3924331665039, -80.4738845825195

Mountain Lake Wilderness boundary

ZZZ044

Location: 37.4121322631836, -80.5231018066406

Cross VA 613/Salt Sulphur Turnpike. Parking and kiosk. Mountain Lake Wilderness

WPT039

Location: 37.3868675231934, -80.4687194824219

Big bridge over Jons Creek

WPT027

Location: 37.4169845581055, -80.4916839599609

Old trail to the W

WPT028

Location: 37.4087677001953, -80.4936370849609

AT crests Lone Pine Peak

WPT031

Location: 37.4017486572266, -80.478385925293

Old trail to the E

ZZZ045

Location: 37.3728485107422, -80.446403503418

Rocky Gap Trail. VA 601

WPT023

Location: 37.4137649536133, -80.5188140869141

Campsite (room for 4 tents). This site tends to be overused by campers from the short road walk