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Appalachian Trail: VA 607 to US 60

This 10.2-miler crosses a new suspension bridge over the Pedlar River and curves around the southern tip of Lynchburg Reservoir. Bonus: Cool off and snap photos at the waterfall next to Brown Mountain Creek.

Rating

Shelters: Brown Mountain Creek Shelter; sleeps 6.

To Trailhead

Start: 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. End: From Beverlytown, VA, take US 60 east 5.3 miles to parking at Swapping Camp Rd.

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