Parking on the VA/WV Appalachian Trail

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

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




Browns Gap is on the Skyline Drive 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) Large parking lot on west side of road. Trail crosses road here. Southbound is on east side of road, northbound on west side. 2/16/2006 15-20
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
On the attached map rotate the street view to the northwest shows the parking area.. The northbound AT to Section 12 leaves from the far side of the lot. Rotate to the southeast to see the southbound trail to Section 13 going into the woods on the left side of the road. 11/21/09 1
at @ rohland.org
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 attached map (marked by the green arrow) and in the street view. 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 10 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
1.5
Skyline Drive (Mile 84.3)
  Poor            Great



 
The AT crosses Skyline Drive at Mile 88.9. 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. If you rotate the street view, 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 southwest to see the southbound trail. Rotate to the northeast to see the northbound trail. This is less obvious than the trail in the other direction. 01/13/10 0 to very limited at crossing 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
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. It is on the west side of the road. The parking area can can be seen on the attached map. For the street view, rotate to the northwest 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 20 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
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 is clearly visible in the satellite view of the attached map. It goes west uphill. In about 0.1 mile it bears left (south). There is a signboard at this point. 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 marked by the green arrow. At this "almost" intersection, southbound AT is left, northbound right. 11/21/09

20 in Black Rock Parking Area 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
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 southwest to see the southbound trail leaving from the left hand side of the road. Rotate to the northeast to see the northbound trail.

01/13/10
Probably 0 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
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. 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 parking area is on the west side of the road. Looking to the east on the street view shows the AT paralleling Skyline Drive and crossing the Moormans River Fire Road. A view from northwest to west shows the parking lot. Cross to east side of Skyline Drive to access AT. Southbound is to right, northbound to left. Note: The AT crosses Skyline Drive just to the north of here, but this point is on a curve and there is no parking available. Thus it is not a good access point. 11/21/09 10 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
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. If you rotate the street view, 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 to the northwest to see the southbound trail. Rotate to the northeast to see the northbound trail 01/13/10 0 to very limited 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
6.7
Riprap parking area
  Poor            Great




There is a parking area for the Riprap trail 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. See attached map including the street view. The green arrow indicates the parking area. Follow the Riprap Trail west from the back end of the parking lot. This intersects the AT in a short distance. Southbound is left, northbound right. 11/21/09 10 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
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 green arrow marks the lot. Rotate the street view 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 views of the map. See next listing. 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 10-15 at trailhead lot 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
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 13.3 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 markers show the location of the overlook. Rotate the street view from northeast to southeast to see the overlook parking. Some of it is hidden behind a small hill. the lot. 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 10-15 at overlook 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
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 green arrow and rotating man on the attached map mark the crossing. The AT map shows that there is parking here, but I saw no lot when I hiked through here. Parking is probably available along the dirt road seen in the street view to the west on the attached map. The northbound AT initially follows this road. Rotate the street view to the southeast to see the southbound trail. 01/13/10 4-5 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
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 2/17/2006 10-15
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
The green arrow on the map indicates the parking area in Turk Gap. Rotate the street view to the southeast to see both the lot and the northbound trail. Rotate to the west to see the southbound trail. 11/22/09 1
at @ rohland.org
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. On the attached map, click on the camera icon by A and rotate to the northwest to see the northbound trail. Click on the camera icon by B and rotate to the south to see the parking at the overlook. Rotate to the southeast to see the southbound trail. 1/13/10

15-20 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
Update: There is currently some Google Glitch with the street view on the map attached above. Only the view from Point A can be obtained directly. To get the view from B, click on either the A or B icons. When the rotating man appears, drag it to Point B. 07/08/11 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
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 to the east to see the parking area. The beginning of the fire road is the grassy area in the front of the parking area. This road goes downhill and intersects AT in about 0.1 mile. There the northbound tail goes left downhill.. The southbound trail goes right uphill. 11/21/09 8
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
15.1
Jarman Gap
  Poor            Great



 
Jarman Gap is at Mile 96.8 of Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park (8.6 miles north of Rockfish Gap (I-64)). Parking area is on east side of road. See attached map. Follow gated dirt road (Bucks Elbow Mt. Fire Road) that goes uphill from the southeast corner of the parking lot. Rotate the street view on the attached map to the east see the parking area. This road can clearly be seen. This intersects the AT in 0.1 mile. There the northbound to Section 13 goes left and the southbound trail to trail to Section 14 goes right. 11/22/09 8 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu

This section is described as Section 8 in the "Appalachian Trail Guide to Shenandoah National Park"
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