GET Guidebook 7f

Edition 1/26/2013

Section 7f
Slash Lick Road Gate to White Sulphur Springs
5.4 miles, all road walk, 4.7 miles paved.

Parking

 1.  North end of section: From I-64 in West Virginia (coming from Virginia: Exit 181, take US 60 west 0.3 mile to WV 92, turn right/ coming eastbound: Exit 175, go to US 60, take US 60 east 5 miles east to WV 92, turn left) and go 4.2 miles to CR 15/4 (Slash Lick Road), and go 1.2 miles to gate (note trail description).  Find parking at gate, careful not to block gate. 
 2.  South end of section: From I-64 in West Virginia (coming from Virginia: Exit 181, take US 60 west 0.3 mile to WV 92, turn right/ coming eastbound: Exit 175, go to US 60, take US 60 east 5 miles east to WV 92, turn left), then right at Hardees.  Parking can be found in Food Lion parking lot.   

Shuttle

  North to south: Go back out CR 15/4 1.2 miles to WV 92, turn left and go 4.2 miles. 
  South to north: Take WV 92 north 4.3 miles to CR 15/4 (Slash Lick Road), turn right and go 1.2 miles. 

Maps

  USGS 7.5' Quadrangles: Jerrys Run, VA/WV; White Sulphur Springs, WV/VA

Useful Information
  Emergency - In WV or VA, Dial 9-1-1
  Services - Groceries: Food Lion, see Parking, above.  Restaurants: Hardees, April's Pizzaria (near US 60-WV 92 intersection); Godfather's Pizza, Mason Jar Restaurant (on US 60 to west).  Lodging: Old White Inn, Budget Inn on US 60 to west.  Camping: Twilight Overnight Campground, 0.8 miles to east on US 60.  Medical: White Sulphur Springs Center (west side of WV 92 0.2 mile north of US 60).  Post Office, on US 60 to west. 

Trail Description, North to South

Miles   Data
 0.0 North end of section.  Great Eastern Trail follows Slash Lick Road (CR 15/4) downhill, to west.
 0.6 Slash Lick Road joins creekbed.  The Lynches, owners of Cruiked Creek Farm, may be willing to let cars or hikers to take driveway across their yard—ask first. 
 0.7 Slash Lick Road leaves creekbed and becomes one lane paved road. 
 1.0 Valley Ridge Road, CR 15/15, to left. 
 1.1 Valley Ridge Road, CR 15/15 and Sullivan Road, CR 15/21 to left. 
 1.2 Slash Lick Road ends on WV 92.  GET goes left (south) on WV 92. 
 2.4-3.5 Mapledale village. 
 2.8 Whatcoat United Methodist Church (worship 9:30 am and 7 pm Sunday) to left and Wild Meadow Baptist Church (Sunday School 10 am, worship 11 am, 7 pm Sunday and 7 pm Wednesday) to right. 
 5.2 White Sulphur Springs Center (medical) to right. 
 5.3  Churches (Bethesda House of Praise and Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints) to right. 
 5.4 Hardees, Food Lion to left; Exxon station on left at intersection with US 60.  South end of section.  GET continues west on US 60. 

 Trail Description, South to North

Miles   Data
 0.0 South end of section, intersection of US 60 and WV 92 in White Sulphur Springs.  Exxon Station at northeast corner of intersection.  Great Eastern Trail follows WV 92 north.  Hardees, Food Lion to right of WV 82. 
 0.1 Churches (Bethesda House of Praise and Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints) to left. 
 0.2 White Sulphur Springs Center (medical) to left. 
 1.9-3.0   Mapledale village.
 2.6 Wild Meadow Baptist Church (Sunday School 10 am, worship 11 am, 7 pm Sunday and 7 pm Wednesday) to left and Whatcoat United Methodist Church (worship 9:30 am and 7 pm Sunday) to right. 
 4.2 Intersection with one lane paved Slash Lick Road (CR 15/4).  GET turns right on Slash Lick Road. 
 4.3 Valley Ridge Road, CR 15/15 and Sullivan Road, CR 15/21 to right). 
 4.4 Valley Ridge Road, CR 15/15, to right. 
 4.7 Pavement ends as Slash Lick Road goes into creek bed, right of gate.  The Lynches, owners of Cruiked Creek Farm, may be willing to let cars or hikers to take driveway across their yard--ask first. 
 4.8 Road comes out of creek bed to left. 
 5.4 Gate on Slash Lick Road at intersection with another gated forest road.  North end of section.  GET continues on Slash Lick Road past gate. 

 

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