AT Guide to Southwest Virginia

The Southwest Virginia edition covers 170.5 miles from Pearisburg on the New River to the Tennessee state line south of Damascus, primarily through the George Washington-Jefferson National Forests and including the Mount Rodgers Recreational Area in one guidebook and four maps on two sheets.  The pocket-sized planning guide contains background and interpretive information, points of interest,  general advice,  shelters, water sources, and road crossings. The omnidirectional format allows you to see where you are whether southbound or northbound. Each map is focused on the Appalachian Trail and overlaps with the neighboring maps. The surrounding area, out to about three miles, and additional side trails are also included. An easy-to-use elevation profile shows ups and downs and the distance to the next campsite or shelter, side trails, and water sources. For added interest, maps indicate federal or state lands, road crossings, waterfalls, and scenic areas. Maps are both water- and tear-resistant.

  • Maps 1 & 2: Southwest Virginia; New River to Rich Valley (North Fork of Holston River)
    Seven-color, 1:63,360-scale topographic maps with 100 feet contour intervals. 1 inch = 1 mile.
  • Maps 3 & 4: Southwest Virginia; Poor Valley to Virginia-Tennessee Line
    Seven-color, 1:63,360-scale topographic maps with 100 feet contour intervals. 1 inch = 1 mile.

The official Appalachian Trail maps for Southwest Virginia are also available for sale as a set (#131N).

Sixth Edition, 2015.


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