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Appalachian Trail: US 460 to VA 635

Thump. Thump. Thump. Raise your heart rate while climbing to the postcard-worthy balds on Peters Mountain. This 19.6-mile ridgewalk traces the Virginia-West Virginia border.

Rating

Shelters: Rice Field Shelter; sleeps 7. Pine Swamp Branch Shelter; sleeps 8.

To Trailhead

Start: From Bluff City, VA, take Thomas Dr. northeast .2 mile to US 460. Turn left and cross the river; look for AT crossing under US 460. End: From Big Stony Creek Rd. and Iron Springs Dr. in Interior, VA, head east on Big Stony Creek Rd. for 500 feet to trail crossing.

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