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Northern Virginia

Shenandoah National Park, West Virginia

 

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Appalachian Trail GPS Tracks

Get the complete GPS Tracks for the AT in Shenandoah National Park and Northern Virginia for ONLY $1.97!  This .gpx file includes waypoints for all trail shelters along this stretch of trail and 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 160+ mile section of the Appalachian Trail covers the trail in Shenandoah National Park, northern Virginia and the few miles of trail that wanders into West Virginia at Harpers Ferry.  The trail in Shenandoah National Park has many vistas to enjoy and the section in northern Virginia includes the notorious roller coaster, a strenuous portion of the trail. 

Most thru hikers stop at the ATC Headquarters located just a short distance off the main trail in Harpers Ferry and sign the trail register as well as have their picture taken.  The 104 miles of trail that is located in Shenandoah National Park is a great section of trail for beginner backpackers.  The trail is well graded and well maintained, as well as the numerous spectacular views.  Re-supply is easy and the trail is never too far from the park road, Skyline Drive.  There are some good climbs and descents along the trail in the park as well as the notorious roller coaster in northern Virginia.

Memorable places along the Appalachian Trail in northern Virginia include Shenandoah National Park, Bear Den Mountain, Blackrock, Loft Mountain, Little Roundtop Mountain, Hightop Mountain, Hazeltop, Stony Man Mountain, The Pinnacle, Mary's Rock, Pass Mountain, Hogback Peaks, Little Hogback Mountain, South Marshall Mountain, North Marshall Mountain, Compton Peak, Bears Den Rocks, Crescent Rock, Devils Racecourse, Loudoun Heights and Harpers Ferry.

Use the links above to explore different sections of the AT in Northern Virginia (links under construction). We recommend the two official Appalachian Trail Guides, Appalachian Trail Guide to Shenandoah National Park and Appalachian Trail Guide to Maryland-Northern Virginia for those looking for more info on this stretch of the AT.

 

Miles from Springer Mtn Elevation Key points along the Appalachian Trail in Central Virginia
857.3 1902 feet US 250, I-64, Rockfish Gap (Waynesboro, VA 22980)
857.4 1902 feet I-64 overpass
857.9 1902 feet Skyline Drive MP 105.2
858.1 2200 feet Shenandoah National Park kiosk for camping permits.
861.0 3450 feet McCormick Gap, Skyline Drive MP 102.1
862.3 2885 feet Bear Den Mountain
862.8 2550 feet Beagle Gap, Skyline Drive MP 99.5
865.0 2700 feet Calf Mountain Shelter
865.6 2200 feet Spring
866.0 2250 feet Jarman Gap, Skyline Drive MP 96.9
866.2 2150 feet Spring
867.8 2200 feet Sawmill Run Overlook, Skyline Drive MP 95.3
869.4 2600 feet Turk Gap, Skyline Drive MP 94.1
871.4 3100 feet Skyline Drive MP 92.4
875.5 2350 feet Skyline Drive MP 88.9
877.3 2321 feet Blackrock Gap, Skyline Drive MP 87.4
877.5 2700 feet Skyline Drive MP 87.2
878.0 2645 feet Blackrock Hut
878.6 3100 feet Blackrock
879.6 2800 feet Skyline Drive MP 84.3
881.1 2600 feet Browns Gap, Skyline Drive MP 82.9
882.0 2800 feet Skyline Drive MP 82.2
882.4 2800 feet Doyles River Parking Overlook, Skyline Drive MP 81.9
883.3 2900 feet Doyles River Cabin (locked), Skyline Drive MP 81.1
885.4 3300 feet Loft Mountain Campground
886.5 2950 feet Frazier Discovery Trail to Loft Mountain Wayside (0.6 miles)
887.2 3200 feet Loft Mountain
887.5 2950 feet Spring
889.6 2800 feet Ivy Creek Overlook, Skyline Drive MP 77.5
891.2 2430 feet Pinefield Hut
891.4 2590 feet Pinefield Gap, Skyline Drive MP 75.2
893.3 2250 feet Simmons Gap, Skyline Drive MP 73.2
896.6 2294 feet Powell Gap, Skyline Drive MP 69.9
897.0 2700 feet Little Roundtop Mountain
898.2 2600 feet Smith Roach Gap, Skyline Drive MP 68.2
899.4 3175 feet Hightop Hut
899.9 3450 feet Spring
900.0 3587 feet Hightop Mountain
901.5 2650 feet Skyline Drive MP 66.7
902.8 2367 feet Swift Run Gap, US 33, Skyline Drive MP 65.5 (Elkton, VA 22827)
905.8 3200 feet South River Picnic Grounds
909.1 3150 feet Pocosin Cabin (locked)
909.4 3100 feet Spring
911.1 3500 feet Lewis Mountain Campground, Skyline Drive MP 57.6
911.8 3110 feet Bearfence Mountain Hut
914.4 3243 feet Bootens Gap, Skyline Drive MP 55.1
915.3 3812 feet Hazeltop
917.2 3300 feet Milam Gap, Skyline Drive MP 52.8
918.1 3380 feet Spring
918.9 3390 feet Big Meadows Wayside, Harry Bird Sr Visitor Center
919.8 3500 feet Big Meadows Lodge, Big Meadows Campground
920.4 3490 feet David Spring
921.4 3050 feet Fishers Gap, Skyline Drive MP 49.3
923.3 3465 feet Rock Spring Hut
923.6 3600 feet Trail to Hawksbill Mountain, Birds Nest #2 Picnic Shelter
924.6 3361 feet Hawksbill Gap, Skyline Drive MP 45.6
925.0 3450 feet Crescent Rock Overlook, Skyline Drive MP 44.4
927.1 3550 feet Skyland Service Road
927.9 3790 feet Skyland Service Road, best access to Skyland (0.2 miles)
928.3 3837 feet Trail to Stony Man Summit
929.9 3097 feet Hughes River Gap, Trail to Stony Man Mountain Overlook, Skyline Drive MP 38.6
932.1 3390 feet Pinnacles Picnic Grounds, Skyline Drive MP 36.7
932.2 3350 feet Jewell Hollow Overlook, Skyline Drive MP 36.4
933.2 3730 feet The Pinnacle
934.2 3290 feet Byrds Nest #3 Shelter
934.9 3100 feet Meadow Spring
935.5 3514 feet Marys Rock
937.4 2307 feet Thornton Gap, US 211, Skyline Drive MP 31.5 (Luray, VA 22835)
938.6 2690 feet Pass Mountain Hut
939.4 3052 feet Pass Mountain
940.5 2490 feet Beahms Gap, Skyline Drive MP 28.6
940.8 2490 feet Skyline Drive MP 28.5
945.5 2600 feet Spring
946.0 2480 feet Elkwallow Gap, Skyline Drive MP 23.9, Elkwallow Wayside
947.5 3100 feet Rattlesnake Point Overlook, Skyline Drive MP 21.9
948.1 3400 feet Southern terminus of Tuscarora Trail, Matthews Arm Campground
948.5 3350 feet Skyline Drive MP 21.1
948.7 3400 feet Hogback Third Peak
948.8 3350 feet Skyline Drive MP 20.8
949.0 3475 feet Hogback Second Peak
949.2 3250 feet Spring
949.3 3390 feet Hogback First Peak
950.0 3000 feet Little Hogback Overlook, Skyline Drive MP 19.7
950.1 3050 feet Little Hogback Mountain
950.6 2850 feet Skyline Drive MP 18.9
951.7 2480 feet Gravel Springs Hut
951.9 2666 feet Gravel Springs Gap, Skyline Drive MP 17.7
953.0 3212 feet South Marshall Mountain
953.5 3050 feet Skyline Drive MP 15.9
954.2 3368 feet North Marshall Mountain
955.1 2950 feet Hogwallow Spring
955.7 2739 feet Hogwallow Gap, Skyline Drive MP 14.2
957.4 2400 feet Jenkins Gap, Skyline Drive MP 12.3
958.3 2700 feet Compton Springs
958.7 2909 feet Compton Peak
959.5 2550 feet Compton Gap, Skyline Drive MP 10.4
959.8 2350 feet Indian Run Spring (0.3 miles east)
961.3 2350 feet Compton Gap Fire Road, Compton Gap Trail
961.4 2300 feet Shenandoah National Park Kiosk of camping permits
961.5 2300 feet Possums Rest Overlook
962.2 1900 feet Tom Floyd Wayside
963.2 1350 feet Northern Virginia 4H Swimming Pool
963.7 1150 feet VA 602
965.1 950 feet US 522 (Front Royal, VA 22630)
968.4 1800 feet Mosby Campsite, Tom Sealock Spring
970.3 1310 feet Jim & Molly Denton Shelter
971.4 1150 feet VA 638 (Linden, VA 22642)
973.3 800 feet VA 55, Manassas Gap (Linden, VA 22642)
975.8 1655 feet Manassas Gap Shelter
977.7 1900 feet Trillium Trail
980.3 1230 feet Dick's Dome Shelter
981.3 1850 feet Campsite, spring
982.5 1780 feet Sky Meadows State Park side trail
985.1 900 feet US 50, Ashby Gap
988.7 840 feer Rod Hollow Shelter
992.4 1140 feet VA 605
993.6 1150 feet Spring
995.6 990 feet Sawmill Spring, Sam Moore Shelter
998.6 1350 feet Bear Den Rocks, Bear Den Hostel
999.2 1000 feet VA 7, VA679, Snickers Gap (Bluemont, VA 20135)
1001.4 1083 feet Spring
1001.7 1140 feet Virginia/West Virginia State Line
1001.8 1312 feet Crescent Rock
1002.4 1150 feet Sand Spring
1002.5 1200 feet Devils Racecourse
1005.3 1380 feet Wilson Gap
1006.5 1650 feet Blackburn Trail Center
1009.7 1430 feet David Lesser Memorial Shelter
1012.7 935 feet WV 9, Keys Gap
1016.6 1279 feet Virginia/West Virginia State Line, Loudoun Heights Trail
1017.3 820 feet WV 32
1018.0 312 feet US 340, Shenandoah River
1018.3 394 feet ATC side trail (Harpers Ferry, WV 25425)
1018.9 315 feet Shenandoah Street, Harpers Ferry National Historic Park
1019.0 263 feet Potomac River, Goodloe E. Byron Memorial Footbridge, West Virginia/Maryland State Line

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