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Appalachian Trail: VA 606 to VA 663

This 15-miler starts out gently along Dismal Creek then cranks up 1,300 feet to Sugar Run Mountain. Take the side trip to Falls of Dismal—a multi-tiered cascade and local swimming hole.

Rating

Shelters: Wapiti Shelter; sleeps 8.

To Trailhead

Start: From Holly Brook, VA, head E on VA 606 for 3.4 miles to trail crossing. End: From Thessalia, VA, head southwest on Sugar Run Rd. In 2.2 miles, turn left to stay on Sugar Run Rd. Go 6.8 miles to trail crossing.

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