2,907 f
938 f
8.46 mi

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near Skyline View Mobile Home Park, Virginia (United States)

We hiked this as a point to point from Jenkins Gap to Chester Gap setting up a shuttle. The highlight of this hike for me was the unique Basalt Column formations near Compton Peak. The northwest vista at Compton Peak was decent vista as well. I would not recommend the section of AT from Compton Gap to Chester Gap as it is just a walk in the forest without much features. Only the late fall foliage kept it more interesting for me, but fall foliage makes any hike. If I were to plan his hike over again, I would hike up to Compton Peak and perhaps the loop involving Dickey Ridge Trail and Springhouse Road Trail visiting Fort Windham Rocks.

For my detailed report see: https://travel2walk.com/2019/11/14/virginia-hikes-compton-peak-via-at-from-jenkins-gap-to-chester-gap-november-9-2019/

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