Big Horse Gap to New River (RT 460) 113-Mile Hike #11
12.5 Miles, Strenuous
$8.00 car pool fee
This hike follows the A.T. north from Big Horse Gap near Dismal Falls in Giles County. It goes along the ridge line of Pearis Mountain. At 3.0 miles there is a rock cliff which provides good views of Sugar Run Mountain. The trail passes Doc’s Knob Shelter at 3.8 miles. At 9.0 miles there is another cliff, which provides good views of Wilburn Valley. Angel’s Rest is reached at 9.6 miles. This provides great views of the New River Valley and Peters Mountain. From there the trail begins a steady descent to Route 460.