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Appalachian Trail: US 11 to VA 42

On this 11.8-mile stretch, you’ll climb a seven-foot stile (arguably the AT’s tallest), cruise cow-filled fields, pass a centuries-old cemetery, and briefly trace the North Fork Holston River.

Rating

Shelters: Davis Path Shelter; sleeps 12

To Trailhead

Start: From Main St. and Commerce St. in Marion, VA, head northeast on Main St./US 11. In 400 feet, turn left onto N. Main St./US 11. In 8.9 miles, park at the Relax Inn (fee to park). Walk southeast 450 feet to trail crossing. End: From Sharon Springs, VA, head SW on VA 42 for 8.6 miles to trail crossing.

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