Appalachian Trail: VA 663 to US 460

Before you lose 2,500 feet in the final two miles on this 11.2-miler, enjoy the fern-draped ridges and sweeping valley views on Angels Rest.
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Before you lose 2,500 feet in the final two miles on this 11.2-miler, enjoy the fern-draped ridges and sweeping valley views on Angels Rest.

Shelter: Doc’s Knob Shelter; sleeps 8.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 18.1

Waypoints

WPT003

Location: 37.3334503173828, -80.7523880004883

Head straight from Narrows Rd. across VA 100 into woods

WPT032

Location: 37.3335380554199, -80.7497634887695

AT turns W onto Narrows Rd.

WPT031

Location: 37.3294334411621, -80.7513656616211

Telephone line

WPT002

Location: 37.3333778381348, -80.751594543457

Narrows Rd.

WPT006

Location: 37.337532043457, -80.7564697265625

Trail to cemetary

WPT023

Location: 37.3152160644531, -80.7555160522461

Campsite

WPT018

Location: 37.2928161621094, -80.7851867675781

Powerline

WPT006

Location: 37.2586326599121, -80.852165222168

Rocky

WPT020

Location: 37.3114814758301, -80.7561798095703

Trail to spring (.2 mi.)

WPT027

Location: 37.3191337585449, -80.7557983398438

Rockfall

WPT010

Location: 37.3418655395508, -80.759391784668

Stairs spiral down to road

WPT012

Location: 37.278148651123, -80.8203964233398

Smooth

ZZZ041

Location: 37.2560348510742, -80.8556976318359

VA 663. Road to Wood Hole

WPT030

Location: 37.3290176391602, -80.7510833740234

VA 634

WPT008

Location: 37.2701988220215, -80.8381652832031

AT turns E; wide

WPT010

Location: 37.2702827453613, -80.8363189697266

Doc's Knob Shelter

WPT025

Location: 37.3176002502441, -80.7557830810547

Angels Rest: From this rock, take in views of the New River Valley, Pearisburg, and Peters Mountain

WPT013

Location: 37.2845153808594, -80.8059463500976

Campsite

WPT029

Location: 37.3262825012207, -80.7513198852539

Telephone line

WPT024

Location: 37.3166999816894, -80.7554702758789

Rock gap

WPT005

Location: 37.337215423584, -80.7560729980469

Cemetary

WPT008

Location: 37.3380661010742, -80.7561645507812

AT turns W on US 460

WPT004

Location: 37.3367347717285, -80.7558135986328

AT turns E, then W @ jct. with trail that travels to Pearis Cemetary

WPT011

Location: 37.2756652832031, -80.8249969482422

Campsite

WPT007

Location: 37.2615165710449, -80.8365325927734

Trail to view (50 yds.)

WPT022

Location: 37.313835144043, -80.7548675537109

Trail views

WPT016

Location: 37.2923316955566, -80.7858657836914

Powerline. Views SE and NW

WPT028

Location: 37.3217506408691, -80.7533187866211

Old tower

WPT014

Location: 37.2860488891602, -80.8024978637695

Old trail

WPT009

Location: 37.3397483825684, -80.7576370239258

New River; Senator Shumate Bridge

WPT015

Location: 37.2915153503418, -80.7921142578125

AT turns E @ jct. with trail that continues straight

WPT017

Location: 37.3095169067383, -80.7573699951172

Views to the ESE

WPT021

Location: 37.3133163452148, -80.7548141479492

Trail views

WPT009

Location: 37.2700996398926, -80.8368301391602

Trail to shelter

WPT019

Location: 37.3098335266113, -80.7568130493164

Campsite

WPT007

Location: 37.3378028869629, -80.7565612792969

Powerline

WPT026

Location: 37.3172340393066, -80.7557525634766

Trail to Angels Rest Rock

ZZZ042

Location: 37.3421669006348, -80.7593841552734

AT goes under US 460 on road

WPT003

Location: 37.3331031799316, -80.7503509521484

Lane St.

DSCF5035

Location: 37.3174324035644, -80.7559051513672

DSCF5021

Location: 37.3096160888672, -80.7571182250976

DSCF5017

Location: 37.2923164367676, -80.7858963012695

DSCF5025

Location: 37.316951751709, -80.7555999755859