Appalachian Trail: VA 624 to VA 311

This popular 5.9-mile stretch crosses rolling farmlands before climbing Catawba Mountain at Beckner Gap. Bring your camera: Major viewpoints showcase magnificent views of valley.
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This popular 5.9-mile stretch crosses rolling farmlands before climbing Catawba Mountain at Beckner Gap. Bring your camera: Major viewpoints showcase magnificent views of valley.

Shelters: None.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 8.6

Waypoints

WPT038

Location: 37.3588676452637, -80.1287536621094

Campsite

WPT034

Location: 37.3568000793457, -80.1357650756836

AT turns W

WPT043

Location: 37.3786010742188, -80.0948638916016

Campsite. View to SSE

WPT029

Location: 37.3576011657715, -80.1429824829102

VA 785. Stiles over fences

WPT028

Location: 37.3586654663086, -80.142463684082

Powerline

WPT033

Location: 37.357250213623, -80.1371536254883

AT turns E along powerline in the field

WPT032

Location: 37.3570671081543, -80.1385498046875

Stile over electric fence

WPT044

Location: 37.3794326782227, -80.0910339355469

Trail register

WPT027

Location: 37.3614845275879, -80.1421661376953

Stile

WPT041

Location: 37.376335144043, -80.1025466918945

AT crosses trail

WPT039

Location: 37.3732833862305, -80.1080703735352

Trail to campsite

WPT025

Location: 37.3658828735352, -80.1460342407226

Cross bridge over stream

WPT026

Location: 37.3634986877441, -80.1417465209961

AT turns E @ jct. with trail that travels straight

WPT024

Location: 37.3701667785644, -80.1464691162109

Campsite

ZZZ048

Location: 37.3802375793457, -80.0894317626953

VA 311; big parking area for McAfee Knob crowds. Optional: For general store in Catawba, turn left onto VA 311

WPT042

Location: 37.378734588623, -80.0954132080078

Side trail to the W

WPT031

Location: 37.3567161560059, -80.1407470703125

Bridge crossing

WPT040

Location: 37.3762512207031, -80.1023483276367

AT turns W; switchbacks

WPT023

Location: 37.3703842163086, -80.1467514038086

Fence

WPT036

Location: 37.3564682006836, -80.1329498291016

Stile

WPT030

Location: 37.3568496704102, -80.1408309936524

Stile over electric fence

WPT045

Location: 37.3797340393066, -80.0900192260742

AT turns E

ZZZ047

Location: 37.3713150024414, -80.1498641967774

VA 624; N. Mountain Trail