Trip report

AT Hike- Big Horse Gap to Angel's Nest Trailhead

Full Day Hike DATE: 10/11/2021 - 10/11/2021

Trip/Event Location: Pearisburg, VA

Trip Leader(s): dnaturist

Max # People: 8

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Strenuous

This will be a one-way, south to north, 12.3 mile hike on the Appalachian Trail. The hike will begin at Big Horse Gap (high point at 4000 feet) and end at the trailhead parking for Angel's Nest (

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

The morning of the hike we will be meeting at the Hardee's in Pearisburg located at 528 N. Main Street, zip code 24134. The telephone number for the Hardee's is (540) 921-2503.


We will be leaving the Hardee's at 8:00 AM sharp for the trailheads, so plan on arriving earlier for breakfast and instructions.

Trip Report/Photos
Featured Photo

This 10.8 miles hike was shorter that the planned 12.3 mile hike, as we missed our starting trailhead by one mountain gap. We started at Sugar Run Gap instead of Big Horse Gap. The missed milage was added to the next hike.


About 80% of the hike was done in the clouds. So, we did not have the views that we were hoping for. We hiked out of the clouds near Angel's Nest where we got a view of Pearisburg and the New River.


Three of us did this hike and we spent 6 hours and 20 minutes on the trail.

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Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

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