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Appalachian Trail: Three Ridges Overlook to Dripping Rock

This 4.3-mile hike starts at Three Ridges Overlook, then contours wooded Blue Ridge slopes to Dripping Rock—a prime spot to watch the sun drop over pastoral landscapes.

Trip Tools

Shelters: Paul C. Wolfe Shelter; sleeps 10.

To Trailhead

Start: From Nellysford, VA, take VA 151 southwest 2.4 miles to Beech Grove Parkway. Go west 5.7 miles to Blue Ridge Parkway. Turn right; go .5 mile to trailhead. End: From US 250 and VA 610 in Rockfish Gap/Swannanoa, VA, take VA 610 south .1 mile to Blue Ridge Parkway. Take Parkway 9.5 miles southwest to parking at Three Ridges overlook.

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