Loop Hike-Blackhorse Gap Rd./AT on BRPW/Spec’s Mine to Bethel Rd.

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 This will be about a 9 mile hike that’s located near Nace, VA. This is an overall strenuous rated loop hike with over 2000 ft of elevation gain. A $3 carpool fee is suggested, carpooling is a good idea as there’s limited parking at Bethel Rd, no other fees apply for this hike. If the weather cooperates there should be ample opportunities for long distance views from several overlooks on the Parkway. This hike will start at the end of Bethel Rd and climb up Blackhorse Gap Rd. about 2 miles to the Blue Ridge Parkway, we’ll then jump on the AT heading North passing a few overlooks along the way. At the Montvale Overlook we will backtrack a bit and get on the Spec Mines Trail and descend back down the mountain until we reach FS634. The last stretch is on gravel road FS634 which winds through the forest and will eventually dump us back out at the cars.

We’ll meet at the Park and Ride beside the Exxon in Daleville, load up and drive to Bethel Rd off Exit 156 on I81.

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