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Appalachian Trail: VA 613 to VA 601

Overnight at War Spur Shelter on this 7.7-mile ridgeline tour linking Potts Mountain and Lone Pine Peak then drop into Rocky Gap (one of many Rocky Gaps along the AT spine).

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Shelters: War Spur Shelter; sleeps 6.

To Trailhead

Start: From Newport, VA, take VA 42 southwest .5 mile to US 460. Turn right and take US 460 northwest 1.7 miles to right turn onto Mountain Lake Rd. to intersection of VA 613, where there is trailhead parking and kiosk for Mountain Lake Wilderness. End: 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.

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