VASW §41: Brushy Mountain (VA-16) to Dickey Gap (VA-16)

Southwest Virginia §41 spans 14.6 miles. Parking is available for five mileposts.

Mp 0.0/14.6: VA-16 [Sugar Grove Highway]

Locate: {36.81154, -81.42128}

Orient: The AT crosses VA-16 at the headquarters of the Mt Rogers National Recreation Area, which is 5.8 mi southeast of I-81 at exit 45; follow VA-16 southeast from ramp.

Park: Parking for a few cars in pull-off on north side of road opposite the entrance to the visitor's center; no permit required. Parking is also allowed in the large lot for the W. Pat Jennings Visitor Center during business hours only (Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM; Weekends from Memorial Day through October, 9 AM to 4 PM); get free but required permit from office.

Mp 4.1/10.5: VA-601 [Pugh Mountain Road]

Locate: {36.78669, -81.47164}

Orient: The AT crosses gravel VA-601 2.8 mi northwest of VA-670 [VA Highlander Road] in Sugar Grove and 2.5 mi southeast of VA-16 in Marion. From I-81 exit 45 for VA-16/Marion: follow VA-16 for 2.8 mi to right onto VA-671 [Currin Valley Road]; follow VA-671 for 0.2 mi to left onto VA-601; continue on VA-601 for 2.3 mi to crossing.

Park: Parking for 2–3 cars in pull-off on south side of road.

Mp 7.9/6.7: VA-670 [Teas Road]

Locate: {36.76320, -81.49311}

Orient: The AT crosses Teas Road [VA-670] in Sugar Grove 5.1 mi west of the road's east terminus at VA-16 and 0.7 mi east of the road's west terminus at the intersection of VA-650 [S Fork Road], VA-672 [Slab Town Road], and Buller Hatchery Road. From I-81 exit 45 in Marion: follow VA-16 S [Sugar Grove Highway] for 9.2 mi to right fork onto Teas Road; continue on Teas Road for 5.1 mi to parking on left (south) side of road.

Park: Parking for 2–3 cars in pull-off on south side of road; signed.

Mp 9.2/5.4: VA-672 [Slab Town Road]

Locate: {36.75658, -81.49103}

Orient: The AT crosses gravel VA-672 2.8 mi west of the road's east terminus at Teas Road and 1.0 mi east of the road's west terminus at Teas Road. From I-81 exit 45 in Marion: follow VA-16 S [Sugar Grove Highway] for 9.2 mi to right fork onto VA-601 [Teas Road]; follow VA-601 for 2.4 mi to left onto VA-672; continue on VA-672 for 2.8 mi.

Park: Looks like roadside parking for 3–4 cars is possible.

Note: OpenStreetMap shows AT trace crossing the road here. Google Maps shows AT trace 0.1 mi east.

Mp 14.6/0.0: VA-650 [Comers Creek Road]

Locate: {36.72043, -81.46155}

Orient: The AT crosses VA-650 just west of it terminus at VA-16 [Sugar Grove Highway] 9.4 mi northwest of US-58 [Highlands Parkway] in Mouth of Wilson and 14.5 mi southeast of I-81 at exit 45 in Marion.

Park: Parking for a half-dozen or so cars in lot; signed.