Black Horse Gap to Curry Gap – RATC 113-miler club Hike #1
6.9 mile Hike, Moderate, 13 miles from Bonsack, $1.00 carpool fee
This hike is located in Botetourt County. From Black Horse Gap on the Blue Ridge Parkway, elevation 2,400 feet, the trail heads south with limited views. In 2.4 miles a blue blaze trail on right leads to the Wilson Creek Shelter. After crossing Wilson Creek, the trail ascends steeply. It then descends steadily and crosses Curry Creek. From there it ascends steeply on switchbacks to the Salt Pond Road road crossing. Go left on Salt Pond Road for 0.9 miles back to the Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP).
Black Horse Gap is at mile 97.7 along the BRP and Curry Gap is at mile 101.5. If you prefer to meet there, instead of the Kroger in Bonsack, please let us know in advance. We will be dropping off at least one car at Curry Gap on our way to the hike start at Black Horse Gap, so we have a return vehicle.