GET Guidebook 3f

Edition 1/25/2013

 

Section 3f
CAPON RUN
Hunkerson Gap to VA 259/VA 820
5.7 miles (5.7 miles road walk, 3.8 miles paved
)

 

 

 Parking

  1. North end of section.  Go 23.5 miles west of I-81 Exit 257 on VA 259 into West Virginia, turn right on Hunkerson Gap Road, go 1.9 mile.  Limited parking near Snyder Trail (look for large blue blaze on tree). 
  2. Commuter Parking off VA 820 beside intersection with VA 259, 19.7 miles west of I-81 Exit 257. 

Shuttle

  North to South: Return out Hunkerson Gap Road to WV 259, 1.9 miles, turn left.  Go 3.8 miles to VA 820

Maps

  PATC Map
  USGS 7.5 minute Quadrangles:

Law

   Beside roads, walk on left, facing traffic (Virginia Law). 

Useful Information
  Emergency - In WV or VA, Dial 9-1-1
  Services -- Green Valley General Store & Restaurant: open M-Sa 6am to 7:30pm, Su 12:30-4pm. 
  Services -- Green Valley Clinic


Trail Description, North to South

Miles   Data
 0.0 Hunkerson Gap, west end of Snyder Trail along Hunkerson Gap Road.  Follow gravel road downhill among tall Hemlock trees in hollow. 
 0.9 Road starts to pass near houses and more open areas. 
 1.9 Arrive at WV 259.  Turn left (south). 
 3.3 Reach Virginia state line.  Caution--VA 259 has narrower shoulders and traffic may be fast. 
 3.6 First bridge over Capon Run. 
 3.9 Entrance to Highland Retreat, a Mennonite Church camp on left.
 4.3 Entrance to Office of Highland Retreat Camp and upper part of Highland Retreat camp to left.  Green Valley Clinic just after that on right.   
 4.7 Green Valley General Store and Restaurant on left. 
 5.1 Bergton Gospel Center (interdenominational) to right (Sunday School 10am, worship 11am, 2nd & 4th Sundays).
 5.7 Intersection of VA 259 and VA 820.  End of this section.  GET follows VA 820 to right toward Bergton.  

 

Trail Description, South to North

Miles   Data
 0.0 Intersection of VA 259 and VA 820.  Take VA 259 west (actually north).  CautionĂ¢--VA 259 has narrow shoulders and traffic may be fast. 
 0.7 Bergton Gospel Center (interdenominational) to left (Sunday School 10am, worship 11am, 2nd & 4th Sundays).
 1.0 Green Valley General Store and Restaurant on right. 
 1.4 Green Valley Clinic to left.  Just after that, entrance to Highland Retreat Camp on right. 
 1.8 Entrance to lower part of Highland Retreat Camp on right. 
 2.1 Bridge over Capon Run. 
 2.4 Reach state line, enter West Virginia. 
 3.8 Intersection with Hunkerson Gap Road on right.  Take Hunkerson Gap Road, a gravel road.  Occasional houses for first mile. 
 5.7 As gravel road becomes rougher, find blue "i" blaze on tree, indicating blue-blazed Snyder Trail (no sign).  End of this subsection.  Cross creek and continue on Snyder Trail into Section 3e. 


Trail Condition Report

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Guide to Section 3e (north)

Guide to Section 4a (south)

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