Black Horse Gap to Curry Gap 113 Mile Hike #1
6.9 miles, moderate terrain
7 miles from Daleville, $1.00 carpool fee
The hike goes south starting at the northern end of RATC's section, Black Horse Gap. Here the AT crosses the Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP) at mile 97.7. It finishes at BRP Mile 101.5, Curry Gap. We parallel the BRP and in 2.4 miles a blue blaze trail on right leads to the Wilson Creek Shelter. After crossing Wilson Creek the trail ascends steeply. It then descends steadily and crosses Curry Creek. From there it ascends steeply on switchbacks to the Salt Pond Road crossing. At this point you have completed 113-Mile Hike #1. Go left on Salt Pond Road for 0.9 miles back to the Blue Ridge Parkway.