Backbone Rock to Damascus
October 18, 2010
Near: Damascus, VA
Route: Backbone Rock Trail to Appalachian Trail
Type: One way
Distance: 7 miles
Difficulty: Strenuous at first, then Average
Conditions: Sunny, nice
Impression: This hike is only difficult for the first 1.5 miles, where there's 1300' of elevation gain...after that, it's a nice hike along the AT crossing the TN and VA border...there's a new sign replacing the old and dilapidated one that was previously there...another great day out on the trail, crossing paths with the AT...
Directions to Trailhead:
Easily accessed from downtown Damascus, VA by taking S. Shady Ave/TN 133 south off of 58 for 4 miles to Backbone...falls are on the east side of the road, the trail begins on the west...easy to follow as the trail is blue blazed...
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