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Appalachian Trail: US 522 to Ashby Gap

This 18.8-miler traverses High Knob’s southern slopes, passes three shelters and ends with an optional side trip into Sky Meadows State Park.

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Shelters: Jim and Molly Denton Shelter; sleeps 8. Manassas Gap Shelter; sleeps 6. Dicks Dome Shelter; sleeps 4.

To Trailhead

Start: From Main St. and Royal Ave. in Front Royal, VA, head south on S. Royal Ave./US 340. In .4 mile, turn left onto VA 55. In .5 mile, turn right at Remount Rd./US 522. Go 3.2 miles to trail crossing. End: From Paris, VA, head northwest on John Mosby Hwy./US 17 N/US 50 W (toward Federal St.). Go 1.3 miles to trail crossing.

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