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Appalachian Trail: VA 614 to Blue Ridge Parkway

You’ll gain 3,000 feet by the end of this 12.9-miler that runs from Jennings Creek to the top of Apple Orchard Mountain.

Rating

Shelters: Bryant Ridge Shelter; sleeps 20. Cornelius Creek Shelter; sleeps 6.

To Trailhead

Start: From Buchanan, VA, head NE on US 11 for 1.6 miles and continue straight on Frontage Rd. In .9 miles, turn right on Arcadia Rd. In 2.9 miles turn right on Jennings Creek Rd. Go 1.8 miles to trail crossing. End: From Big Island VA, head NW on US 501 for 1.4 miles and turn left on the Blue Ridge Pkwy. Go 12.3 miles to trail crossing (mp. 76.3).

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