Section 19 - Salt Log Gap (USFS 63) to Long Mountain Wayside (US 60) Displayed from North to South

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Salt Log Gap (USFS 63)
   Poor           Great

Directions from South: VA 634 meets US 60 4 miles east of the Blue Ridge Parkway (mile 45.6), and 1 mile west of the Long Mountain Wayside. Go North on VA 634 (AKA Coffeyville Road). At approximaetly 1.5 miles, road forks with VA 634 continuing left. At 3.0 miles from US 60 the intersection with VA 633 is reached. Go right, still on VA 634. When state maintenance ends, this becomes USFS 63. Salt Log Gap is 4 miles from the intersection of VA 633, 634. Parking area is on the right (south) side of road just past the intersection with Wiggins Springs Road. This route is shown in dark blue on the attached map. It is the route described as being via VA 634. For a route from the north see Mile 7.8 of Section 18. See Parking Safety for some reports of road conditions. The route is mostly gravel roads which at least in 2018 seem to be in good shape. The red marker on the map indicates Salt Log Gap. GPS N37.7799 W79.1819 The AT crosses USFS 63 here. The northbound trail goes north while the southbound trail goes south towards Tar Jacket Ridge. For a satellite view of the immediate Salt Log Gap area see 06/23/19 6


David Cullen
Hog Camp Gap
   Poor           Great

I have never driven to this access point so the following is "book" information mostly excerpted from the following:
In 1.6 miles, take a right on to State Route 755/Wiggins Spring Road. This road turns to gravel with large pot holes. Follow this for 2.7 miles until you reach the parking lot where the Appalachian Trail crosses." A google map showing this route can be found here: Note: The last portion of this route may be signed as USFS 48.
Any comments or updates about this access point, especially concerning the quality of the roads, would be appreciated. The description in the Directions was written in 2014. Another road description in in the Parking Safety comments. The marker on the attached map shows the area of Hog Camp Gap. The marker indicates the trail crossing of Wiggins Springs Road. GPS: N37.7596 W79.1953 Here the northbound trail goes north towards Tar Jacket Ridge. The southbound trail goes south towards Cold Mountain. 06/23/19 Several


David Cullen
Long Mountain Wayside (US 60)
   Poor           Great

The wayside is 5.4 miles east of the intersection of US 60 and Blue Ridge Parkway. Right here the highway runs north to south. The parking area is on the east side of highway (left if driving eastbound on US 60. The marker indicates the wayside. GPS: N37.7231 W79.2498 Rotate the street view from this point to the north and east to see the wayside. The southbound AT from Section 19 comes out of the woods into the wayside, goes right and follows the wayside access road to the highway. It tuns right along the highway for a short distance before going left (compass west) into the woods and towards Section 20. the woods and towards Section 20. 11/24/2009 Updated 06/23/19 ample parking


David Cullen

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