Trip report

AT Hike - Big Horse Gap to the Falls of Dismal Creek.

Full Day Hike DATE: 10/12/2021 - 10/12/2021

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 12.0 mile north to south hike will begin at Big Horse Gap (elevation 4000 feet) and end at the Falls of Dismal Creek.(about 2300 feet of elevation). It will be a one-way hike and will require a

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

The morning of the hike we will be meeting at the Hardee's Restaurant 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 for the trailheads at 8:00 AM sharp. Please plan to arrive earlier for breackfast and instructions.

Trip Report/Photos
Featured Photo

Three of us did this 14.25 mile hike. It was a little longer than planned as we added the miles that we missed on the previous hike. This hike began at Sugar Run Gap and ended at the Falls of Dismal Creek with an easy creek crossing at the end.


The first half of the hike had some views. The first half of the hike also ended at Wapito Shelter following a gradual 3 mile descent. We took a nice break for lunch at the shelter.


The last 7 miles of the hike covered flat terrain with numerous bridge and creek crossings. It took a while to find a safe way across Dismal Creek at the end of the hike and we got across with relatively dry feet.


We completed this hike in 7 hours and 15 minutes.

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Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

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