Event Category: Hike
Start Date: Wednesday, 1/2/2019
Start Time: 8:30 AM
Contact: Duncan Thompson
Description: Wednesday January 2 we will do a 8-9 mile hike along the AT from VA-7 and a few side excursions. First we will take a trail out of the back of the parking area to the AT. We'll go south on the AT to Bears Den Overlook. Then we'll go north, cross VA-7 to Pigeon Hollow. We'll do a short up & back in the hollow on an old road. Continuing on the AT we'll pass Crescent Rock and descend to the Devil's Racecourse. After Checking out Sand Spring we'll return on the AT. On the way back, for anyone interested, we can descend to the bottom of Crescent Rock to see the crescent.
Carpools leaving the Washington area will meet at the W&OD parking (near Dulles) in Sterling, Va at 7:50am. (If hikers wish to meet at Fair Oaks it will take about 20 minutes longer. Meet at 7:30 and take US-50 west to Va-28. Take Va-28 north to Va-7 west. And follow directions below by *)
Meet at the trailhead at 8:30am
To W&OD parking:
From Va-7 drive about a mile south on Va-28.
Take Nokes Blvd west.
Turn left on Pacific Blvd.
Turn right on parking lot access road just before the W&OD overpass.
From I-66 or Dulles Toll Road
Go 2.9 miles north of the Dulles Toll Road on Va-28.
Take Waxpool Road west (left exit)
Turn right on Pacific Blvd at first light.
Pass over W&OD on bridge and turn left on parking lot access road.
Turn left on Pacific Blvd, right on Nokes Blvd and take Va-28 north to VA-7 west.
*Take Va-7 west 27 miles to VA-601 at Snickers Gap
Turn left and then an immediate right into the parking area