GET Guidebook 6d

Edition 3/6/2013

Section 6d
Cowpasture River at VA 678 to VA 609/FDR 125
 9.8 miles, all Road walk, all paved 

Parking

  1. North end of section: From I-81 Exit 225, take VA 262 south to US 250, west 17 miles, left on VA 629 (Deerfield Valley Road), go 22.4 miles, turn right on VA 678, go 3.3 miles, parking on both sides of road just before bridge over Cowpasture River. 
 2. Pullover spot on east side of VA 609 0.1 mile north of intersection of FDR 1325, where branches of GET join. 

Shuttle

 This section is all road walk.  You can drive end to end. 

Maps

  USGS 7.5' Quadrangles:  Williamsville, VA; Green Valley, VA; Bath Alum, VA
  National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map 791 - Staunton Shenandoah Mtn

Useful Information
  Emergency - In WV or VA, Dial 9-1-1
  Services - Oak Ridge Station open M-F 5:30am - 9pm, Sa 6am - 9pm, Su 7am-9pm.  Convenience store, gas, mini-restaurant, outdoor phone.  On VA 39 1.3 miles west of VA 609. 


Trail Description, North to South

Miles   Data
 0.0 VA 678 Bridge over Cowpasture River.  North end of section.  Great Eastern Trail (south) leads north on VA 678. 
 0.7 Intersection with Va. 625.  This is Fort Lewis, but there are no signs here designating place or street names.  Take VA 625 to left. 
 0.9 Entrance to Fort Lewis Lodge, on left. 
 1.4 Intersection with VA 624, Westminster Road.  Turn right onto VA 624.
 2.8 FDR 1144 to right. 
 3.2 Westminster Chapel, Sunday services at 10-11 am, on right. 
 6.1 Blue-blazed Tower Hill Mountain Trail to right.  No parking here. 
 6.6 Pulloff available for parking, on left. 
 6.8 Intersection with VA 609, Edison Roberts Road.  Turn left. 
 7.8 FDR 1325 (no signs for it) to right by dumpsters.  South end of section.  GET continues on FDR 1325 into Section 6e. 

Trail Description, South to North

Miles   Data
 0.0 Intersection of VA 609, Edison Roberts Road, with FDR 1325.  There are dumpsters beside FDR 1325.  Great Eastern Trail follows VA 609 north. 
 1.0 Intersection with VA 624, Westminster Road.  Go right. 
 1.2 Pulloff for parking on right. 
 1.7 Blue-blazed Tower Hill Mountain Trail to left.  No parking here. 
 4.6 Westminster Chapel, Sunday services at 10-11 am, on left. 
 5.0 FDR 1144 to left. 
 6.4 Intersection with VA 625, River Road.  Go left. 
 6.9 Entrance to Fort Lewis Lodge, on right. 
 7.1 Intersection with VA 678.  This is Fort Lewis, but there are no signs here designating place or street names.  Take VA 678 to right. 
 7.8 Bridge over Cowpasture River.  North end of section.  GET continues on VA 678 into Section 6c. 

Trail Condition Report

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Guide to Section 6c (north)

Guide to Section 6e (south)

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