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Appalachian Trail: Long Mountain Wayside to Little Irish Creek

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Mount Pleasant Special Management Area

Appalachian Trail: Long Mountain Wayside to Little Irish Creek is a 10.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Buena Vista, Virginia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 10.2 mi Elevation gain 2,175 ft Route type Point to Point

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Backpacking

Camping

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Reviews (19)
Photos (34)
Recordings (18)
Completed (44)
Nick Labriola
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Hiking

Parked right by the entrance past the picnic area, hike in was cool, hiking back is pretty much all up hill

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Gia DiGiacobbe
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Long Mountain Wayside/AT to nearly Punchbowl Shelter. Bridge out, so the trail had a reroute. Followed water almost the whole way. Fun suspension bridge over Pedlar River. Ruins from a freed slave village. Nice campsites throughout.

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Michael Hines
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funtrail should be marked moderate to hard

Jen Overton
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Hiking

We hiked from the Lexington turnpike where you see the sign for long wayside Mountain up to Bald Knob site. It has steep elevation and should not be rated as Easy. It is 2.5 miles to the top which took us 1.5 hours. There are some very nice vistas from the top and the trail ( AT) is well marked throughout on the trees with white markers. However there was no marker for Bald Knob, but luckily we had our GPS. It is not clear where the easy hike with little Irish creek is - we could not find it and it was not on the map at the parking area. Just know that if you do hike to Bald Knob it is a challenge and you will need lots of water.

Elena Tate
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Backpacking

I still remember this one. It was a fairly easy section for the AT.

Alan Bourne
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Backpacking
First to Review

I did this section years ago with a full backpack. Lots to see without too much verticle.

Hadas Kushnir
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Wendy Ward
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L Z.
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j w
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Mark C.
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Bush Bell
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Ashley Killough
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Rin Dierickx
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William Griffin
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Charles McCullough
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Todd Pat
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David Wesner
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Callie Curtis
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