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Appalachian Trail: VA 311 to US 220

Highlights of this 19.8-miler include an overhanging rock ledge at McAfee Knob, spectacular views along Tinker Cliffs, and a ridgewalk above Carvin Cove Reservoir.

Trip Tools

Shelters: Johns Springs Shelter; sleeps 6. Catawba Mountain Shelter; sleeps 6. Campbell Shelter; sleeps 6. Lamberts Meadow Shelter; sleeps 6.

To Trailhead

Start: From Hanging Rock, VA, head N on VA 311 for 3.0 miles to trail crossing (after Old Catawba Rd.). End: From Cloverdale, VA, head N on US 11 for 1.3 miles and turn left on US 220. In .7 miles make a U-turn onto US 220 S. Go .2 miles to trail crossing.

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