Black Horse Gap (BRP) to Daleville ( Rt. 220)

13.6 miles, Strenuous

17 miles from Roanoke, $1.50 carpool fee

The hike starts at Black Horse Gap on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Botetourt County. This is the northern terminus of the 113 mile long section of trail maintained by the RATC.  The AT parallels the parkway heading south.  It passes the Wilson Creek shelter and then crosses Salt Pond Road at Curry Gap.  The trail then climbs Fullhardt Knob, where there are limited views.The trail then descends, crosses route 11 and ends on Route 220 in Daleville.