Trailhead Access to AT Through Virginia Triple Crown Reopens June 13

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail will reopen access to 27 miles of the trail in Central Virginia known as the Triple Crown beginning June 13.

The trail organization said in a statement that it was increasing recreational access following guidance from the White House, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local public health authorities.

The Triple Crown area includes all National Park Service-owned land between VA Route 624 (Newport Road) and VA Route 652 (Mountain Pass Road), including McAfee Knob, Dragon’s Tooth, and Tinker Cliffs. Access to the trail was closed in the spring.

Hikers are being asked to follow CDC guidelines on social distancing, avoid crowded areas, and seek outdoor recreation close to home.

Featured photo courtesy of Ashley Hill

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