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Appalachian Trail: VA 601 to VA 42

Follow an old gravel road on this 5.7-mile dayhike from Rocky Gap to Kelly Knob where mountain skylines turn fiery pink at sunset.

Rating

Shelters: Laurel Creek Shelter; sleeps 6.

To Trailhead

Start: From Blue Grass Trail/VA 42 and Old Newport Rd. in Newport, VA, head northeast on VA 42 for .6 mile. Turn left onto Clover Hollow Rd. In .9 mile, turn left to stay on Clover Hollow Rd. (becomes VA 601). Go 5.9 miles to trail crossing. End: From Blue Grass Trail/VA 42 and Old Newport Rd. in Newport, VA, head northeast on VA 42 for 7.3 miles to trail crossing.

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