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Appalachian Trail: VA 663 to US 460

Before you lose 2,500 feet in the final two miles on this 11.2-miler, enjoy the fern-draped ridges and sweeping valley views on Angels Rest.

Rating

Shelter: Doc’s Knob Shelter; sleeps 8.

To Trailhead

Start: 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. End: From Bluff City, VA, take Thomas Dr. northeast .2 mile to US 460. Turn left and cross the river; look for AT crossing under US 460.

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