Parking on the VA/WV Appalachian Trail

Section 16 - Reeds Gap to Tye River (VA 56) Displayed from North to South

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Reeds Gap
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F625 From Rockfish gap (I-64) follow Blue Ridge Parkway 13.6 miles to intesection with VA 664. Parking on south side of VA 664 just east of intersection. See attached map. Rotate the street view to the southeast to see the parking area. . The AT crosses VA 684 just east of the parking area. The northbound trail to Section 15 goes north (left if coming from Parkway) while the southbound trail to Section 16 goes right (south). 11/22/2009 20 1
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Maupin Field Shelter/ Fire Road
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Love Gap (sign) is at approximately Mile 16 of the Blue Ridge Parkway. On the satellite view of the attached map, the green arrow and rotting man indicate Love Gap. Parking on the grass is possible. As with all Blue Ridge Parkway parking, the rangers should be notified if planning to park overnight or longer. At this point the Parkway is running east-west. A dirt road leads south through a fence where there is a sign "Private Road" . Immediately after turning off the parkway look to the left to find a gated forest road (which initially parallels the parkway. Rotate the street view to the south to see this pictorially. This gated road is the fire road which the AT joins near Maupin Field Shelter. (See AT guide to Central Virginia.). The distance from Maupin Field Shelter to Love Gap is approximately 1.2 miles.. This route bypasses the climb over Meadow Mountain for southbound hikers. The trace of the road can be seen faintly on the satellite view of the attached map. 05/29/08 Several on grass 1
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Tye River (VA 56)
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Montebello is two miles E of Blue Ridge Parkway (Milepost 27.9) on VA 56. From the heart of "downtown" Montebello (general store and post office)go southeast on VA 56 8.2 miles to parking lot at the Tye River. Parking lot is on right side of road. There is a parking pull-off on the other side of the road. The marker on the attached map show the location. The northbound trail to Section 16 crosses the road from the parking area an soon goes over the Tye River footbridge which can be seen in the satellite view due east of the parking area. Rotate the street view to the east to see the northbound trail. It is the path leading straight ahead at the far side of the pull-off. Rotate the street view to the west to see the main parking area. The southbound AT to Section 17 leaves from the the northwest corner of the parking area and begins the long climb to the Priest. 11/24/2009 20 1
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4/4/08 1
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