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Appalachian Trail: Beagle Gap to Blackrock

Find your rhythm as you ascend, descend—again and again—between rocky overlooks and deeply cut gaps on this 15-mile trek in Shenandoah National Park.

Rating

Shelters: Calf Mountain Shelter: sleeps 6.

To Trailhead

Start: From Swannanoa/Rockfish Gap, VA, take the Blue Ridge Parkway/Skyline Dr. north into Shenandoah National Park 5.9 miles to mile marker 99.5 at Beagle Gap. End: From the Swift Run Gap Ranger Station on US 33 in Shenandoah National Park, take Skyline Dr. south 18.9 miles to parking for Blackrock on right.

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