Parking on the VA/WV Appalachian Trail

Section 35 - Mouth of Dismal Creek (VA 606) to VA 608 Displayed from North to South

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Mouth of Dismal Creek (VA 606)
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The A marker on the attached map indicates the trail crossing. Click on the A camera icon to get a street view. The view to the northeast shows the northbound trail (to Section 34). The west view shows the southbound trail (to Section 35). The B marker indicates the parking area. Click on the B camera icon to get a street view. Rotate to the northwest to see the entrance. See next listing for more details. 11/30/09 1
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From the west: Take Exit 52 off I-77. Go about 0.5 miles east to downtown Bland. Go left and then in a short distance go right (east) on VA 42. From this point tit is about 13 miles to the intersection with VA 606. Go left on the VA 606 for 0.3 miles (according to my odometer) to the trail crossing.
From the east: From the intersection of VA 100 and VA 42 south of Pearisburg, follow VA 42 west for about 10 miles to the intersection with VA 606. Go right 0.3 miles to the trail crossing. .
There are hiker logo signs indicating the trail crossing of VA 606. Just before the crossing look for a short driveway leading down to a dirt parking area. This is on the left (west ) side of the road if coming from VA 42. Warning: In wet weather, this parking area can become a mud hole. I saw other parking pull-offs further up and down the road that might also be used.

At the crossing the northbound trail goes right and the southbound trail goes left soon crossing the Kimberling Creek footbridge. Right and left assume that you are coming from VA 42 10/24/09
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Lickskilleet Hollow Road (VA 608) North Jct.
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This point which is shown by the marker on the attached map is 0.1 miles north of the south end of the section. See directions for Mile 5.3. According to the AT Guide to Southwest Virginia, there is a parking lot here. All I saw was a small parking pull-off on the east side of the road (right if coming from VA 42) The southbound trail reaches VA 608 at the parking lot, goes left (south) for 0.1 miles, then goes right to Section 36 06/23/08 2-3 1
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Lickskillet Hollow Road (VA 608) South Jct.
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Take VA 608, .8 miles north of Brandon and VA 42. Via VA 42, Crandon is 13 miles west of VA 100 and 10 miles east of Bland and I-77. See map attached at Mile 5.2. This point is 0.1 miles south of the marker on VA 608. Parking is at Mile 5.2. This is the official southern terminus of Section 35 and the northern terminus of Section 36. The northbound trail (to Section 35) follows the road north for 0.1 mile. The southbound trail (to Section 36) goes west into the woods. 3/3/2006 None here. See Mile 5.2. 1

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