Furthering the Case for Sinking Creek Mountain
Dear Southwest Virginia Hikers,
You should hike Sinking Creek Mountain! I wholehearted and fully believe that this section of the Appalachian Trail is as worthy of a day hike as Angel’s Rest, Kelly’s Knob, Dragon’s Tooth, McAfee’s Knob or even Tinker’s Cliffs. Yes, you do have to hike 3.7 miles and ascend 2000 feet to get to the top. But once you are there, you have 1.5 miles of slanted rock faces and beautiful valley views! I am so fond of this mountain, it was my selection for my 33rd Birthday Hike. To help further my case, I present some pictures of a visit I made last October.
More pictures of my October Hike to Sinking Creek Mountain are available on my Flickr site.
|Appalachian Trail: Sinking Creek Mountain
Length: ~10 Miles Round Trip
Elevation Gain: 2000 Feet
Directions from Blacksburg, Virginia
1) Take 460 West
2) Turn right on Craig’s Creek Road (VA-621). The Pandapas Pond Turnoff will be on the left hand side of the road.
3) Craig’s Creek Road will turn to gravel, pass Caldwell Fields (worth a stop!) and then eventually turn back to pavement. Once it does, the AT crossing will be within a couple of miles. There will be a camping and parking area on the left side of the road.