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Appalachian Spur Trail

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A 0.9-mile trail that leads you from the Overnight Backpacker’s Lot to the Appalachian Trail.


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0.8

Miles

1.4

KM

Point to Point

4,915' 1,498 m

High

4,598' 1,402 m

Low

317' 97 m

Up

4' 1 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly The trail is easy to navigate, and you may find yourself in the company of wild ponies.

Description

This 0.9-mile trail leads you up from the Overnight Backpacker’s Lot to the Appalachian Trail where you can choose to go northbound towards the Wise Shelter or southbound towards the Mount Rogers Summit Trail. The point where the trail meets up with the AT is an open meadow that has nice views and a great opportunity to find wild ponies grazing.

Flora & Fauna

In an exciting twist, you may find yourself among wild ponies.

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Donovan Fitzgerald

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Wild ponies grazing in the meadow where the AT Junction Trail meets the AT.
Aug 6, 2017 near Marion, VA

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Mar 27, 2020
Francis Hernandez
Aug 5, 2017
Donovan Fitzgerald
This short trail takes you from the overnight hikers parking lot to the AT. I ran into groups of ponies and was able to snack on some wold berries. 0.8mi
Apr 28, 2017
Chelsey Capps
0.8mi