Black Horse Gap - Curry Creek Lollipop

13.6 miles, moderate terrain
11 miles from Daleville, $1.00 carpool fee

This hike will begin and end at Black Horse Gap where the AT crosses the Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP) at mile 97.7.

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 to Curry Creek. Where we take the Curry Creek Trail Right or left to a Forest Service Road. It will then follow the Forest Service Road north approximately 2 miles. We will then veer off the FS road Right or left via an old trail which will lead back to the AT in about 1/2 mile just south of Wilson Creek. We will then follow the AT Right or left back to Black Horse Gap. This is mostly an in-the-forest walk with some views. It encompasses the Wilson Creek Shelter, Wilson Creek and Curry Creek. On the cut-back from the FS road to the AT, you can observe where an AT shelter existed prior to it being moved to its present location.