AUSTIN GAP TRAIL (FT# 201A) - Clinch RD

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

This trail is a difficult multiple-use trail on the Jefferson National Forest.

Trail Open To:

Trail HikingBicycle RidingHorse Riding

At a Glance

Fees No fee.
Open Season: Open Year Round
Closest Towns: Pound, VA - WISE COUNTY
Water: No drinking water available. All water taken from natural sources should be purified before use.
Restroom: None
Operated By: Clinch Ranger District: (276) 679-8370
Information Center: Trail is located on National Geographic/Trails Illustrated Map #793.  It is recommended that all trail users carry a reliable map at all times.  Maps may be purchased at some local District Ranger Stations, at outdoor retail locations or by visiting the National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated website.

General Information

Directions:

From Pound, VA:  Begin mileage at the first exit for Pound VA on Highway 23 at mile marker 55.4 and travel north for 3.4 miles.  Take a right onto SR 630 (Almira Road) and follow for 3.0 miles to Austin Cemetery.  The trail begins across the road from Austin Cemetery.


General Notes:
  • Trail Length:  4.10 miles
  • Blazes:  Blue
  • Trail Difficulty:  Difficult
  • Connecting Trails:  FT #201 - Pine Mountain Trail
  • Elevation:  1920 to 2670 feet
  • Trail Access Points (Approximate LAT/LONG):
  • Trail Etiquette:  Trail etiquette for multiple use trails calls for horses to have the right-of-way.  Hikers should yield to horses.  Bicyclists should yield to horses and hikers.  Horse riders are responsible for the control of their horse at all times.

Directions:

From Pound, VA:  Begin mileage at the first exit for Pound VA on Highway 23 at mile marker 55.4 and travel north for 3.4 miles.  Take a right onto SR 630 (Almira Road) and follow for 3.0 miles to Austin Cemetery.  The trail begins across the road from Austin Cemetery.


General Notes:
  • Trail Length:  4.10 miles
  • Blazes:  Blue
  • Trail Difficulty:  Difficult
  • Connecting Trails:  FT #201 - Pine Mountain Trail
  • Elevation:  1920 to 2760 feet
  • Trail Access Points (Approximate LAT/LONG):
  • Trail Etiquette:  Trail etiquette for multiple use trails calls for horses to have the right-of-way.  Hikers should yield to horses.  Bicyclists should yield to horses and hikers.  Horse riders are responsible for the control of their horse at all times.

Recreation Map

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Activities


Hiking

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Day Hiking

General Info:

Directions

From Pound, VA:  Begin mileage at the first exit for Pound VA on Highway 23 at mile marker 55.4 and travel north for 3.4 miles.  Take a right onto SR 630 (Almira Road) and follow for 3.0 miles to Austin Cemetery.  The trail begins across the road from Austin Cemetery.


General Notes
  • Trail Length:  4.10 miles
  • Blazes:  Blue
  • Trail Difficulty:  Difficult
  • Connecting Trails:  FT #201 - Pine Mountain Trail
  • Elevation:  1920 to 2760 feet
  • Trail Access Points (Approximate LAT/LONG):
  • Trail Etiquette:  Trail etiquette for multiple use trails calls for horses to have the right-of-way.  Hikers should yield to horses.  Bicyclists should yield to horses and hikers.  Horse riders are responsible for the control of their horse at all times.



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