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Appalachian Trail: US 501 to VA 607

Take a Blue Ridge summit tour to the tops of Big Rocky Row, Little Rocky Row, Bluff Mountain, and Punchbowl Mountain on this 10.7-mile hike where views extend south to the James River.

Rating

Shelters: Johns Hollow Shelter; sleeps 6. Punchbowl Shelter; sleeps 6.

To Trailhead

Start: From Glasgow, VA, take VA 130 southeast 6.1 miles to parking lot just before Hercules Rd. End: From Buena Vista, VA, take US 501 north to US 60. Turn right (east) on US 60/E 29th St. 3.2 miles to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Bear right to enter Parkway, then go south on Parkway 3.7 miles to left-hand exit onto VA 607. Turn right on VA 607 and proceed 1.1 miles to trailhead at junction of 311 Park Service Road.

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