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Section 11: Potomac

 Hancock, MD to Spruce Pine Hollow, 9.8 miles.

PATC Map L, Guide to the South Half of the Tuscarora Trail

Max Elevation:  760 ft.  Min Elevation:  380 ft.

Highlights:  

Access:  The trail can be accessed from both the southern and northern termini of section 11:

Little Tonoloway Day Use Area (39.698,-78.182).

Spruce Pine Hollow Park (39.632,-78.108).

Advisory:  Trail mainly borders and crosses private land, stay on trail at all times, except in PATC owned Ruth Morris Park.  Exercise caution along CR1/River Road (speed limit 55 mph).

Camping: Dugan Hollow Shelter  (39.6765, -78.130).

Meadow Branch Creek
Sleepy Creek Lake

Section 12: Sleepy Creek

Spruce Pine Hollow to Hampshire Grade Road, 18.2 miles

PATC Map L, Guide to the South Half of the Tuscarora Trail

Max Elevation:  1845 ft.  Min Elevation:  500 ft.

Highlights:  Devils Nose overlook, Eagles Nest overlook 

Access:  The trail can be accessed from both the southern and northern termini of section 11:

 

Spruce Pine Hollow Park (39.632,-78.108).

 

Hampshire Grade Road (39.450, -78.187).

Other Road Access in Sleep Creek WMA includes:

Meadows Road, Middle Campground (39.511, -78.157).

Meadows Road, Lower Campground (39.531, -78.145).

Audubon Road (39.587, -78.119).

Trail Connections in Sleepy Creek WMA include:Sleepy Creek Connector Trail, Devils Nose Access Trail, Whites Gap Trail,  Whites Knob Trail, Dug Road Trail, Gum Springs Trail, Meadow Branch Trail, Old Tuscarora Trail.

Advisory:  Exercise caution in Sleepy Creek WMA during hunting season.  Camping is allowed only in designated campgrounds in Sleepy Creek WMA.

Camping:  Spruce Pine Hollow Shelter/Campground (39.633), -78.109)Sleepy Creek WMA campgrounds; Lower (39.531, -78.145), Middle (39.510, -78.155), Upper (39.507, -78.157).

Section 13: Shockeys Knob

Hampshire Grade Road to Siler, VA, 12.4  miles.

PATC Map L Guide to the South Half of the Tuscarora Trail

Max Elevation:  2170 ft.  Min Elevation: 650 ft

Highlights:  Mini-Knife Edge, Shockeys Knob overlook

Access: The trail can be accessed from both the southern and northern termini of section 11:

Hampshire Grade Road (39.450, -78.187).

Siler, VA.  Va Route 600 and 690 (39.351, -78.240).

Other Trail Connections in Sleepy Creek WMA include:  Pee-Wee Point Trail, Mini-Knife Edge Trail, High Rock Trail, Millrace Trail.

Advisory:  Exercise caution in Sleepy Creek WMA during hunting season.  Camping is allowed only in designated campgrounds in Sleepy Creek WMA.

Camping:  Wolf Spring Campsite (39.4419, -78.199)Shockeys Knob Shelter (39.392, -78.227).

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