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Appalachian Trail GPS Tracks

Get the complete GPS Tracks for the AT from the New River to Rockfish Gap for ONLY $2.97!  This .gpx file includes waypoints for all trail shelters along the 220+ miles of trail within this section as well as many of the official AT parking areas.  Use the BUY NOW button below and we'll send you the file via e-mail!  Happy Hiking!

This 226 mile section of the Appalachian Trail takes the AT across the James River and parallels the Blue Ridge Parkway for about 90 miles to the southern end of Shenandoah National Park.  You'll find some unusual rock formations from the peaks of Humpback Rocks, Three Ridges, The Priest, McAfee Knob and Dragons Tooth that offer spectacular views.

This section is much more rugged and remote compared to Shenandoah National Park to the north, but its easier as well as more accessible compared to the trail in Southwestern Virginia.  A spectacular remote wilderness can be found in the George Washington National Forest. Use the links above to explore different sections of the AT in Central Virginia (links under construction). For more information on this section of the trail we suggest the official Appalachian Trail Guide to Central Virginia book.

Memorable places along this section of the Appalachian Trail include Peters Mountain, Wind Rock, Keffer Oak, Audie Murphy Monument, Dragons Tooth, Rawies Rest, McAfee Knob, Tinker Cliffs, Hay Rock, Cove Mountain, Fork Mountain, Floyd Mountain, Black Rock, Apple Orchard Mountain, The Guillotine, Thunder Ridge Overlook, James River, Fullers Rocks, Bluff Mountain, Punchbowl Mountain, Rice Mountain, Cold Mountain, Tar Jacket Ridge, Spy Rock, The Priest, Cripple Creek, Tye River, Chimney Rocks, Three Ridges, Hanging Rock, Cedar Cliffs and Humpback Mountain.

Miles from Springer Mtn Elevation Key points along the Appalachian Trail in Central Virginia
631.3 1600 feet US 460, Senator Shumate Bridge, New River
632.8 1750 feet VA 641
635.0 3250 feet Spring
637.6 3375  feet Rice Field Shelter
639.2 3300 feet Campsite, water
642.7 3320 feet Symms Gap Meadow
643.7 3400 feet Groundhog Trail
645.3 3300 feet Dickenson Gap
647.4 3500 feet Peters Mountain
647.6 3740 feet Allgheny Trail
650.1 2530 feet Pine Swamp Branch Shelter
650.4 2370 feet VA 635, Stony Creek Valley
651.5 2480 feet Dismal Branch
652.5 2450 feet VA 635, Stony Creek
653.8 3490 feet Spring
654.0 3525 feet Bailey Gap Shelter
657.7 3950 feet VA 613
657.9 4100 feet Wind Rock
659.1 4000 feet Campsites, spring
662.8 2340 feet War Spur Shelter
663.6 2080 feet USFS 156, Johns Creek Valley
664.6 2700 feet Stream
665.6 3250 feet VA 601, Rocky Gap
668.6 2720 feet Laurel Creek Shelter
669.6 2400 feet Spring
671.0 2200 feet VA 42, Sinking Creek Valley
671.9 2100 feet VA 630, Sinking Creek
672.3 2240 feet Keffer Oak
675.0 3000 feet Sarver Hollow Shelter
678.6 3450 feet Sinking Creek Mountain
680.3 2490 feet Cabin Branch
681.0 1800 feet Niday Shelter
682.3 1540 feet VA 621, Craig Creek Valley
686.1 3100 feet Audie Murphy Monument
689.9 1525 feet VA 620, Trout Creek
691.1 1845 feet Pickle Branch Shelter
695.3 3020 feet Cove Mountain, Dragons Tooth
696.3 2550 feet Lost Spectacles Gap
696.8 2350 feet Rawies Rest
697.8 1810 feet VA 624, North Mountain Trail
699.4 1790 feet VA 785
703.7 1990 feet VA 311 (Catawba, VA 24070)
704.7 1980 feet Johns Spring Shelter
705.7 2580 feet Catawba Mountain Shelter
707.4 3197 feet McAfee Knob
708.0 3000 feet Pig Farm Campsite
708.1 2580 feet Campbell Shelter
711.2 2250 feet Brickey's Gap
713.0 3000 feet Tinker Cliffs
713.5 2600 feet Scorched Earth Gap, Andy Layne Trail
714.1 2080 feet Lamberts Meadow Shelter
714.4 2000 feet Lamberts Meadow Campsite, Sawmill Run
718.4 1800 feet Angels Gap
719.5 1900 feet Hay Rock, Tinker Ridge
723.0 1165 feet Tinker Creek
723.5 1350 feet US 220, VA 816 (Cloverdale, VA 24077) (Daleville, VA 24083)
724.7 1400 feet VA 779, I-81
725.0 1300 feet US 11, Norfolk Southern Railway (Troutville, VA 24175)
725.5 1450 feet VA 652
728.5 2670 feet Fullhardt Knob Shelter
731.3 2260 feet USFS 191, Salt Pond Road
732.1 1680 feet Curry Creek
734.0 1690 feet Wilson Creek
734.7 1830 feet Wilson Creek Shelter
735.1 2050 feet Spring
737.1 2402 feet USFS 186, Blue Ridge PKWY milepost 97.7, Black Horse Gap
737.9 2350 feet Blue Ridge Parkway MP 97.0, Taylors Mountain Overlook
739.0 2400 feet Blue Ridge Parkway MP 95.9, Montvale Overlook
739.6 2550 feet Blue Ridge Parkway MP 95.3, Harveys Knob Overlook
742.0 1920 feet Bobblets Gap Shelter
742.7 2350 feet Blue Ridge Parkway MP 92.5, Peaks of Otter Overlook
743.4 2450 feet Blue Ridge Parkway MP 91.8, Mills Gap Overlook
745.1 2228 feet VA 43, Bearwallow Gap, Blue Ridge Parkway MP 90.9 (Buchanan, VA 24066)
746.7 2720 feet Cove Mountain
747.1 2600 feet Little Cove Mountain Trail
748.5 1925 feet Cove Mountain Shelter
750.2 1790 feet Buchanan Trail
751.7 951 feet VA 614, Jennings Creek
753.3 2042 feet Fork Mountain
755.5 1320 feet Bryant Ridge Shelter
759.8 3560 feet Floyd Mountain
760.4 3145 feet Cornelius Creek Shelter
761.3 3450 feet Black Rock
763.0 3250 feet Apple Orchard Falls Trail
763.1 3430 feet USFS 812, Blue Ridge Parkway MP 78.4
764.5 4225 feet Apple Orchard Mountain
764.8 4090 feet The Guillotine
765.4 3900 feet Blue Ridge Parkway MP 76.3
765.7 3960 feet Thunder Hill Shelter
766.7 3650 feet Blue Ridge Parkway MP 74.9
767.1 3501 feet Blue Ridge Parkway MP 74.7, Thunder Ridge Overlook
769.0 3200 feet Harrison Ground Spring
770.4 2369 feet USFS 35, Blue Ridge Parkway MP 71.0, Petites Gap
771.6 3073 feet Highcock Knob
772.6 2290 feet Marble Spring
773.1 2400 feet Sulphur Spring Trail (south crossing)
774.9 2650 feet Guntar Ridge Trail
775.4 2588 feet Sulphur Spring Trail (north crossing)
776.2 1890 feet Big Cove Branch
778.1 835 feet Matts Creek Shelter
778.9 700 feet Campsite
780.1 678 feet James River Footbridge
780.3 680 feet US 501, VA 130, James River (Big Island, VA 24526) (Glasgow, VA 24555)
780.4 670 feet Lower Rocky Row Run Bridge
781.3 760 feet Rocky Row Run
781.4 825 feet VA 812, USFS 36
782.0 1020 feet Johns Hollow Shelter
784.0 2400 feet Rocky Row Trail
784.1 2472 feet Fullers Rocks, Little Rocky Row
785.1 2992 feet Big Rocky Row
786.6 2600 feet Saddle Gap, Saddle Gap Trail
787.7 2573 feet Saltlog Gap
789.2 3372 feet Bluff Mountain
790.3 2850 feet Punchbowl Mountain
790.8 2500 feet Punchbowl Shelter
791.2 2170 feet Blue Ridge Parkway MP 51.7
791.5 2100 feet VA 607
793.4 2228 feet Rice Mountain
795.3 990 feet USFS 39
795.4 970 feet Pedlar River Bridge
798.3 1000 feet Pedlar Lake Road aka USFS 38
800.3 1395 feet Brown Mountain Creek Shelter
802.1 2065 feet US 60 (Buena Vista, VA 24416) (Lexington, VA 24450)
804.9 4059 feet Bald Knob
805.9 3160 feet Old Hotel Trail, Cow Camp Gap Shelter
807.1 4022 feet Cold Mountain
808.4 3485 feet USFS 48, Hog Camp Gap
809.3 3847 feet Tar Jacket Ridge
810.6 3257 feet USFS 63, Salt Log Gap
811.8 3500 feet USFS 246
812.3 3600 feet Greasy Spring Road
814.2 3500 feet North Fork of Piney River
815.4 3750 feet Elk Pond Branch
816.1 3770 feet Seeley-Woodworth Shelter
817.2 3650 feet Porters Field
818.4 3454 feet Spy Rock Road (Montebello, VA 24464)
818.9 3680 feet Spy Rock
819.7 3550 feet Cash Hollow Rock
821.0 3280 feet Cach Hollow Road
821.8 3350 feet VA 826, Crabtree Farm Road, Crabtree Falls Trail
822.7 3840 feet The Priest Shelter
823.2 4063 feet The Priest
826.2 1800 feet Cripple Creek
827.5 970 feet VA 56
827.6 950 feet Tye River Suspension Bridge
829.2 2090 feet Mau-Har Trail
830.3 1800 feet Harpers Creek Shelter
832.3 3190 feet Chimney Rocks
834.0 3870 feet Three Ridges
834.5 3750 feet Hanging Rock
836.5 2720 feet Maupin Field Shelter
838.2 2650 feet VA 664, Blue Ridge Parkway MP 13.6, Reeds Gap
838.7 2700 feet Blue Ridge Parkway MP 13.1, Three Ridges Overlook
842.5 2800 feet Cedar Cliffs
843.0 2950 feet Blue Ridge Parkway MP 9.6, Dripping Rock Parking Area
845.8 3250 feet Humpback Mountain
846.8 3250 feet Trail to Humpback Rocks
848.3 3200 feet Bear Spring
850.5 2750 feet Glass Hollow Overlook
850.8 2150 feet Trail to Humpback Rocks Visitor Center
852.3 1700 feet Mill Creek, Paul C Wolfe Shelter
857.3 1902 feet US 250, I-64, Rockfish Gap (Waynesboro, VA 22980)

Sunset at McAfee Knob

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