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Old Hotel Trail

Intermediate

Trail

3.4 mile 5.5 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 652' 199 m
Descent: -608' -185 m
High: 3,518' 1,072 m
Low: 3,093' 943 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)

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Trail shared by John Phillips

A side trail that leads from Cow Camp Gap to Hog Camp Gap.

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Features Fall Colors · Views · Waterfall

Family Friendly The overnight shelter near the junction with the Appalachian Trail at Cow Camp Gap, gives a six to seven-mile trip for a great two-day introduction to backpacking.

Description

This blue-blazed side trail connects with the Appalachian Trail at Cow Camp Gap and Hog Camp Gap. Paired with the adjacent Appalachian Trail, it makes an intermediate loop from the parking area at Hog Camp Gap.

Both this trail and the Appalachian Trail have cleared wildlife areas that provide views of the surrounding peaks. This trail also passes through the old, rock "hog walls" from long abandoned farms.

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Sep 8, 2018
Jessica Ferguson
Apr 6, 2018
Benjamin Frey
This Trail is best done as the first part of a loop with the return being along the AT heading north over the meadow and back to the parking area
Sep 16, 2016
Ellie Taylor
Beautiful trail going through multiple forest types. Beautiful backcountry camping. Combined with the AT over Cole/Cold Mountain, gorgeous loop.

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Hog Wall (from an abandoned farm) crosses the Old Hotel Trail.
Jan 29, 2017 near Buena V…, VA
Cow Camp Gap Shelter makes a great place to rest after a day of hiking.
Jan 29, 2017 near Buena V…, VA
The start of the Old Hotel Trail is located on Wiggings Spring Road near the Mt. Pleasant Parking Area.
Jan 29, 2017 near Buena V…, VA

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