Kimberling Creek (Rt. 606) to Jenny Knob (Rt.611)
9.3 miles. Strenuous.
70 mile drive. 8 mile shuttle. $6.50 car pool fee
The trail starts by crossing Kimberling Creek on a suspension footbridge. This is one of the longest footbridges on the A.T. The trail then ascends steeply to the wooded summit of Brushy Mountain, before descending to Lickskillet Hollow. It then crosses Route 608 and again ascends Brushy Mountain. It passes Jenny Knob Shelter before reaching Route 611, the southern terminus of the section of the A.T. maintained by the RATC.
(From Roanoke) Take I-81 south to exit 98. Go right onto Route 100 and go 11.7 miles to Route 42. Go left and drive 18 miles to Route 611. This is a steep, gravel road. Make right turn. You will reach A.T. crossing in 1.7 miles. Leave shuttle car there. Drive back to Route 42 and go north for 8 miles to Route 606. Make left. A.T. crossing is in .3 miles.