Section 14: Gainesboro

 Siler, VA to Gore, VA, 11.1 miles.

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

Max Elevation:  990 ft.  Min Elevation: 600 ft.

Highlights:  

Access:  The trail can be accessed from both the southern and northern termini of section 14:

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

US Route 50, limited shoulder parking (39.268, -78.314).

Additional Road Access:

Va Route 698, Basore Ridge Shelter access (39.323, -78.258).

Advisory:  Numerous old roads and trails along this section, hikers are encouraged to carefully follow blue-blazes.   Section Updates

Camping:  Basore Ridge Shelter (39.324, -78.255)

Falls of Laural Run

Section 15: Devils Backbone

Gore, VA to West Virginia State Line, 10.4 miles

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

Max Elevation:  2515 ft.  Min Elevation: 670 ft.

Highlights:  Pinnacle overlook, Laurel Run Falls

Access: The trail can be accessed from the northern terminus of section 15:

US Route 50, limited shoulder parking (39.268, -78.314).

No direct access to southern terminus, but can be accessed from the Lucas Woods side trail with road access at WV 23/2 (39.183,-78.432)

Additional trail connections in section 15:  Gore Connector Trail, Biby Wilderness Trail, Laurel Run Trail, Fry Path, Lucas Woods Trail.

Advisory:  Section Updates

Camping:  Barclays Run Shelter (39.253, -78.319)Pinnacle Shelter (39.193, -78.3815), Pinnacle Camp (39.193,-78.385), Lucas Woods Hiker Camp (39.177, -78.409).

Section 16: Capon Springs 

 West Virginia State Line to Dry Gap, 7.8 miles.

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

Max Elevation: 2850 ft.  Min Elevation: 2105 ft

Highlights:  Eagle Rock overlook

Access: The trail can be accessed from the southern terminus of section 16:

Capon Springs Road, Route 609 (39.110,-78.478).

No direct access to northern  terminus, but can be accessed from the Lucas Woods side trail with road access at WV 23/2 (39.183,-78.432).

Advisory:   Trail follows easements on private property, stay on trail at all times, no camping.

Links: Capon Springs Resort

View from Eagle Rock overlook
**CAUTION, maps and section descriptions are for informational purposes only and not intended for use with backcountry navigation, please consult relevant PATC maps and guidebooks.