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Section 13 - Browns Gap to Jarman Gap Displayed from North to South

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Marker
 
Hiker Rated
Parking Safety
Directions Comments Number of Vehicles  Map   &  
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Source
0.0
Browns Gap
   Poor           Great




Browns Gap is on the Skyline Drive at Mile 82.9 in Shenandoah National Park. It is 17.4 miles south of Swift Run Gap entrance US 33) and 22.5 miles north of Rockfish Gap (I-64). The Madison Run Fire Road (AKA Bown's Gap Road) intersects here. There is a large parking lot on this road just to the west of the intersection. The marker on the attached map indicates the intersection. GPS: N38.2404 W78.71055 The parking area can be seen on the satellite view and on the street view to the west from the point of the marker. Trail crosses road here. The street view from the marker on the map to the north shows the northbound trail to Section 12 leaving across Madison Run Road from the parking area. The southbound trail to Section 13 continues down Skyline Drive then goes left into the woods. See the street view to the south. The point where the trail leaves the road is near the end of the grassy area on the left. 06/07/19 10-15
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David Cullen
1.3
Jones Run Trail
   Poor           Great




There is a parking area for the Jones Run Trail at Mile 84.1 on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. This is 18.6 miles south of Swift Run Gap (US 33) or 21,3 miles north of Rockfish Gap (I-64). The parking area is on the east side of the road. It can be seen on the satellite view on the attached map. The marker indicates the entrance to the parking area. The lot can also be seen in the east street view from this point. GPS:N38.2302 W78.7265 The Jones Run Trail goes east from the back of the parking lot and intersects the AT in just a few feet. Northbound AT is left, southbound right. 2/28/2006 Updated: 06/07/19 10
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David Cullen
1.5
Skyline Drive (Mile 84.3)
   Poor           Great



 
The AT crosses Skyline Drive at Mile 84.3. This is 18.8 miles south of Swift Run Gap (US 33) and 21.1 miles north of Rockfish Gap (I-64). This point is indicated by the maker on the attached map. GPS: M38.2283 W78.7279 If you rotate the street view from this point , you will notice that even roadside parking is quite limited. Probably this is best considered only a drop-off or access point. Much better parking is available at the Jones Run trail head 0.2 miles further north. See mile 1.3. Rotate the street view to the hwest to see the southbound trail. The northbound trail on the other side of the road is not obvious in these views. 01/13/10 Updated 06/7/19 0 to very limited at crossing
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  1

David Cullen
1.9
Black Rock Parking Lot
   Poor           Great




The parking area for Blackrock is at Mile 84.7 on the Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. This is 19.2 miles south of Swift Run Gap (US 33) and 20.7 miles north of Rockfish Gap (I-64). The lot is on the west side of the road. The parking area can can be seen on the satellite view on the attached map. The marker indicates the entrance to the lot. GPS N38.2286 W78.7331 Rotate the street view to the north to see the lot. The AT is just to the west and comes very close to the parking lot. A very short unblazed trail leads to the trail. Northbound is right and southbound left. Note: The Blackrock area, a jumble of rocks, can be seen in the lower left of the satellite view of the map. 11/21/09 Updated 06/07/19 20
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David Cullen
2.1
Trayfoot Mt. Trail
   Poor           Great



 
See previous entry (Mile 1.9) for directions to the Black Rock Parking area. Follow the blue blazed dirt road(Trayfoot Mt. Trail) leaving from the south end of the parking lot. This road goes west uphill. In about 0.1 mile it bears left (south). The AT comes very close to the Trayfoot Mt. Trail but they do not cross here. It is only a few feet to the AT. This point is in the center of the map and is indicated by the marker. At this "almost" intersection, southbound AT is to the south, northbound to the north. Note that with the street view option on, there is a blue circle. Click on this to see a rotatable picture of the "intersection". The Trayfoot Mt. Trail is the road, the AT is the path. The trails do cross after the southbound AT has circled Blackrock. This makes for a nice loop. 11/21/09 Updated 06/08/19
20 in Black Rock Parking Area
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David Cullen
3.6
Skyline Drive (Mile 87.2)
   Poor           Great



 
The AT crosses Skyline Drive at Mile 87.2. This is 21.7 miles south of Swift Run Gap (US 33) and 18.2 miles north of Rockfish Gap (I-64). This point is indicated by the green arrow and rotating man on the attached map. If you rotate the street view, you will notice that there is practically no shoulder in this vicinity. It is also on a sharp curve,. Probably this is at best a drop-off or access point. Parking is available at Blackrock Gap 0.2 miles further south (Mile 3.8). Rotate the street view to the south to see the southbound trail leaving from the left hand side of the road. Rotate to the north to see the northbound trail. 01/13/10 Updated: 06/08/19 Probably 0
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David Cullen
3.8
Blackrock Gap
   Poor           Great



 
There is a parking area in Blackrock Gap at Mile 87.4 of Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. It is on the west side.The Moormans River Fire Road goes east at this point which is 21.9 miles south of Swift Run Gap (US 33) and 18.0 miles north of Rockfish Gap (I-64). The marker on the attached map indicates the entrance to the lot. GPS: 38.2068 W78.7494 The street view to the west from this point shows the parking area. It can also be seen on the satellite view. Rotating to the east and south on the street view shows the AT paralleling Skyline Drive and crossing the Moormans River Fire Road. Cross to east side of Skyline Drive to access AT. Southbound is to right (south), northbound to left (north). 11/21/09 Updated 06/08/19 10
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David Cullen
5.7
Skyline Drive (Mile 88.9)
   Poor           Great



 
The AT crosses Skyline Drive at Mile 88.9. This is 23.4 miles south of Swift Run Gap (US 33) and 16.5 miles north of Rockfish Gap (I-64). This point is indicated by the marker on the attached map. GPS: N38.18947 W78.75685 If you rotate the street view from this point, you will notice that even roadside parking is quite limited. Probably this is best considered only a drop-off or access point. . Rotate the street view from the point indicated by the marker to the west to see the southbound trail. Rotate to the north to see the northbound trail. 01/13/10 Updated 06/08/19 0 to very limited
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David Cullen
6.7
Riprap parking area
   Poor           Great




The Riprap parking area is at Mile 90.0 on the Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. This is 24.5 miles south of Swift Run Gap (US 33) and 15.4 miles north of Rockfish Gap (I-64). The parking area is on the west side of the road (compass north right here). It can be seen on the satellite view on the attached map. The marker indicates the paring lot entrance. The street view from this point to the north shows the lot. GPS:N38.1773 W78.76515 A spur trail leaves from the back end of the parking lot. This intersects the AT in a short distance. Southbound is left, northbound right. 11/21/09 Updated 06/08/19 10
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David Cullen
9.4
Wildcat Ridge Trail (Trailhead lot)
   Poor           Great




There is a parking area for the Wildcat Ridge Trail at mile 92.1 of the Skyline Drive In Shenandoah National Park. This is 13.3 miles north of Rockfish Gap (I-64) and 26.6 miles south of Swift Run Gap (US 33). The parking area is on the west side of the road. See attached map. The marker indicates the entrance to the lot. GPS: N38.15305 W78.77215 Rotate the street view from this point to the west to see the parking area. Note: More parking is available at Moormans River Overlook 0.1 miles north on Skyline Drive (See Mile 9.3). Both parking areas can be seen on the satellite view of the map. Follow the Wildcat Ridge Trail west about 0.1 miles to the AT. Southbound is to the left, northbound is to the right. 2/18/2006 Updated9/4/19 10-15 at trailhead lot
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9.4
Wildcat Ridge Trail (Moormans River Overlook)
   Poor           Great




The Moormans River Overlook provides alternate parking for the Wildcat Ridge Trail which leads to the AT. (See previous listing). This overlook is at mile 92.0 of the Skyline Drive In Shenandoah National Park. This is 13.4 miles north of Rockfish Gap (I-64) and 26.5 miles south of Swift Run Gap (US 33). It is on the west side of the road. See attached map. The marker is placed at the south entrance to the overlook.. Rotate the street view from this point to the east to see the overlook parking. Some of it is hidden behind a small hill. Walk south down Skyline drive for 0.1 miles to the parking lot and trailhead for the Wildcat Ridge Trail. Both parking area can be seen on the attached map. Follow the Wildcat Ridge Trail west for 0.1 miles to meet theAT. There the northbound AT goes right, the southbound left. 01/13/10 Updated 06/08/19 10-15 at overlook
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David Cullen
9.7
Skyline Drive (Mile 92.4)
   Poor           Great



 
The AT crosses Skyline Drive at Mile 92.4. This is 15.0 miles north of Rockfish Gap (I-64) and 24.9 miles south of Swift Run Gap (US 33). The marker on the attached map indicates the crossing. GPS: N38.1490 W78.7745 Note: The overlay of the AT route on the map is slightly off. The AT map shows that there is parking here, but I saw no formal parking area when I was there. The parking is probably available along the dirt road seen in the street view from the marker to the north on the attached map. The northbound AT can be seen just to the left of the road in the west view. The street view to the east shows the southbound trail. 01/13/10 Updated 06/09/19 4-5
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11.7
Turk Gap
   Poor           Great




There is a parking area at Turk Gap which is at mile 94.1 of the Skyline Drive In Shenandoah National Park. This is 15.3 miles north of Rockfish Gap (I-64) and 24.6 miles south of Swift Run Gap (US 33). The parking area is on the east side of the road. The AT crosses Skyline Drive here, passing just north of the parking area. Southbound goes west, northbound goes east. The marker on the attached map indicates the trail crossing. GPS:N38.12935 W78.78471 Rotate the street view from this point to the east to see the northbound trail. Rotate to the west to see the southbound trail. The view to the south shows the parking area. 11/22/09 Updated 06/09/19 10-15
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13.3
Sawmill Run Parking Overlook
   Poor           Great




Parking at the Sawmill Run Parking Overlook at mile 95.3 of Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. This is 10.1 miles north of Rockfish Gap (I-64) and 29.8 miles south of Swift Run Gap (US 33) The AT crosses Skyline Drive just north of the overlook parking area. The marker on the attached map indicates the point where the southbound trail goes east from the road. GPS: N38.11400 W78.78400 The street view to the east from this point shows the southbound trail. The south view shows the overlook. To reach the northbound trail walk north along of the side of the road (away from the overlook.) The northbound trail will soon be seen going left (west) into the woods. There is a typical Shenandoah concrete trail signpost at that point. . 1/13/10 Updated 06/09/19 15-20
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David Cullen
14.9
Moormans River Fire Road
   Poor           Great



 
Access is from Jarman Gap. See next listing which has a map attached (Mile 15.9) Follow gated road that leaves from northwest corner of parking lot. Rotate the street view of the map in the next listing from the point of the marker from the east to south to see the parking area. The beginning of the fire road is the grassy area in the front of the parking area as seen in the east view. This road goes downhill and intersects AT in about 0.1 - 0.2 miles. There the northbound tail goes left downhill.. The southbound trail goes right uphill. See pictures for this section (Section 13) to see views of the parking and the trail intersection. GPS at trail intersection N38.0975 W78.7803 11/21/09 Updated 06/10/19 8
 

 

David Cullen
15.1
Jarman Gap
   Poor           Great




Jarman Gap is at Mile 96.8 of Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. This is 8.6 miles north of Rockfish Gap (I-64) and 31.3 miles south of Swift Run Gap (US 33). Parking area is on east side of road. See attached map. The marker indicates the entrance to the parking area. GPS: N38.0978 W78.7812 Follow gated dirt road (Bucks Elbow Mt. Fire Road) that goes uphill from the southeast corner of the parking lot. Rotate the street view from the point of the marker on the map to the east and south to see the parking area. This road can clearly be seen in the south view. This intersects the AT in 0.1 mile. There the northbound AT to Section 13 goes left and the southbound trail to trail to Section 14 goes right. There are pictures of both the Jarman Gap parking and the trail intersection in the pictures for this section (Section 13) and also those for Section 14. GPS at the intersection: N38.0964 W78.7803 11/22/09 Updated 06/10/19 8
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This section is described as Section 8 in the "Appalachian Trail Guide to Shenandoah National Park"
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