Beargap Trail to Appalachian Trail to Virginia Creeper Loop

MODERATE 2 reviews

Beargap Trail to Appalachian Trail to Virginia Creeper Loop is a 10.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Damascus, Virginia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1781 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

hiking

trail running

forest

river

wild flowers

Start from the Beartree Gap Rec area. From Beartree Lake angler's parking lot, take violet-blazed Beartree Gap trail across a dam and US 58 to AT; take AT southbound past the two access trails to Saunders shelter and down the switchbacks to its junction with short, blue blazed connector to the Virginia Creeper trail. Turn left and follow the Creeper through Taylors Valley and up to Whitetop Laurel Creek gorge to junction with AT at Creek Junction. Take AT southbound to Beartree Gap trail and retrace steps back to the parking lot.

1 month ago

Awesome hike can be tricky in spots with the rocks. Follow white trail to blue trail back to white trail off the Creeper trail. The last two miles are challenging back up the hill. Also not 10.8 miles more like 13 miles.

hiking
2 months ago