Appalachian Trail, Linden to Ashby Gap

A point-to-point on the Appalachian Trail between Route 55/I-66 and Route 50 featuring nice, runnable trail with gentle grades.

  • 11.2 miles
Running time
  • 2–3 hours
Total ascent / descent
  • 2,225 / 2,145 feet
    200 / 195 feet/mile

This section of the Appalachian Trail (AT) between Route 55/I-66 and Route 50 features nice, runnable trail with gentle grades. The run shown here is a point-to-point, starting near Linden at the trailhead at Tuckers Lane off of Route 55 and going north to the trailhead on Liberty Hill Lane on the south side of Route 50. The route passes through Thompson Wildlife Management Area and Sky Meadows State Park, both of which have several side trails to add additional mileage.

The run may also be run north-to-south or as a 22.4 mile mile out-and-back.

Last updated May 17, 2020

What you do is up to you, but you shouldn't rely on these directions alone; they are often not specific enough to navigate by, and may be incorrect or out of date. Review a map beforehand and carry it with you. Tell a friend where you are going and when you plan to return. Do not count on having cell phone service while on the run. The VHTRC is not responsible for your welfare on any of these runs. If you go on one of these runs and get lost, run out of water, get injured, mauled by a bear, or die, or if anything else goes wrong, it's your fault; not ours. You assume all risks here and the VHTRC assumes none at all. Legal issues aside, some of these runs are more remote than others and the VHTRC is not suggesting that you do any of these runs, unless you are prepared to accept full responsibility for yourself.