GET Guidebook 3d

Edition 1/13/2013

Section 3d
CR 59/VA 691 to Dominion Towers
6.4 miles


Field along crest of North Mountain

Parking

  1. North end of section.  Go 9.8 miles west of I-81 Exit 279 on VA 675 (at VA 42 in Columbia Furnace, turn right, then left, then left again, staying on VA 675), turn left on VA 789, go 0.3 mile and turn right on VA 691 (Judge Rye Road, although signs at this intersection are incomplete), go 5.4 miles, parking is on left, just before Trailhead. 
  2. South end of section.  Go 1.4 miles west of I-81 Exit 273 on VA 703, turn left on VA 614 (Middle Road) and go 1.1 miles, right on VA 263 and go 9.4 miles to Basye, right on 717 (Jerome Road) 3.8 miles, left on VA 720 (Crooked Run Road) 4.5 miles to top of mountain at state line.  Turn right for trail parking. 

Shuttle

  North to south:  Go west on CR 59 into West Virginia 4.9 miles to CR 59/1 and turn left.  Go 4.0 miles and turn left on CR 20.  Take CR 20 2.5 miles (make left turn at 0.3 mile�Basore Road) to state line and find parking on left. 
  South to north:  Take CR 20 west into West Virginia and go 2.5 miles (turn right at 2.2 miles) to CR 59/1 and turn right.  Go 4.0 miles to CR 59 and turn right.  Go 4.9 miles and find North Mountain Trail to right on state line.  Find parking on right just after that. 

Maps

  PATC Map F
  USGS 7.5' Quadrangles: Wolf Gap, WV/VA; Lost City, WV/VA; Orkney Springs, VA/WV
  National Geographic Map 792 - Massanutten & Great North Mtn


Trail Description, North to South

Miles   Data
 0.0  VA 691/CR 59 at crest of North Mountain on State line.  Great Eastern Trail follows orange-blazed North Mountain Trail south.  Yellow-blazed Laurel Run Trail leads east, to left. 
 0.7 Campsite on left. 
 1.3 On left, path leads to cliff with view to east. 
 1.8 Field on crest of ridge. 
 2.3 Intersection with purple-blazed Stack Rock Trail, ahead.  North Mountain Trail/GET turns right. 
 2.7 On right, path leads to cliff with view to west. 
 3.3 Overhanging rock on left. 
 4.0 View to west on right. 
 6.1 Campsite. 
 6.4 Campsite, followed by gate and parking by Va. 720 (to left)/CR 20 (to right). 


Trail Description, South to North

Miles   Data
 0.0 Parking on north side of Va. 720/CR 20.  Great Eastern Trail follows orange-blazed North Mountain Trail north.  Pass gate  and campsite. 
 0.3 Campsite. 
 2.4 View to west on left. 
 3.1 Overhanging rock on right. 
 3.7 On left, path leads to cliff with view to west. 
 4.1 Intersection with purple-blazed Stack Rock Trail, to right.  North Mountain Trail/GET bears left. 
 4.6 Field on crest of ridge. 
 5.1 On right, path leads to cliff with view to east. 
 5.7 Campsite on right. 
 6.4 North end of section, where North Mountain Trail emerges on VA 691 (ahead to right) and CR 59 (to left), with yellow-blazed  Laurel Run Trail going right.  Great Eastern Trail continues north along VA 691 (gravel road) and follows it for 3.4 miles. 

Trail Condition Report

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Guide to Section 3c (north)

Guide to Section 3e (south)

 

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