RATC Section # 9 – Sinking Creek (VA 630) to Johns Creek (VA 632)

• What we’ll do
This hike is a Strenuous 8.3 section between VA 632 (Johns Creek) and VA 630 (Sinking Creek). We will meet at Orange Market at 8:30 am and then carpool to the end of our hike at VA 632. We’ll then drive to the start of our hike in the Sinking Creek Valley. This hike is located in Craig County. Starting in Sinking Creek Valley it will head south on the A.T., climbing John’s Creek Mountain to Kelly Knob. It will pass Laurel Creek shelter along the way. There are great views of the New River Valley from the top of Kelly Knob. It will descend the mountain into scenic John’s Creek’s Valley. There is 1,600 feet of elevation gain on this hike.

Carpool fee: $4.00

• What to bring
2 liters of water, warm layers, rain gear, lunch and snacks for the day

• Important to know
Please make sure you have well-broken in hiking shoes/boots.