Section 17: County Line 

  Dry Gap to Waites Run Road, 11.2 miles.

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

Max Elevation: 2810 ft.  Min Elevation:  1510 ft.

Highlights:  

Access:  The Trail can be accessed from both the southern and northern termini of section 17:

Capon Springs Grade (39.109,-78.478).

 

Waites Run Road (39.016, -78.605).

Additional road access:

US Route 48 (39.085, -78.511).

Additional trail access in the George Washington National Forest includes: Hawk Camp Access Trail, Gerhard Shelter Trail.

Advisory:  Exercise caution in the George Washington National Forest during hunting season.  Limited Water along Ridge. Section Updates 

Camping:  Hawk Campground (39.117,-78.499), Gerhard Shelter (39.0657, -78.533).  Primitive camping is permitted off trail in the George Washington National Forest.

Links: George Washington National Forest

Walking the VA-WV State Line
View form Trout Run overlook

Section 18: Sugar Knob 

 Waites Run Road to Fetzer Gap, 15.7  miles

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

Max Elevation: 3130 ft.  Min Elevation: 1510 ft.

Highlights:  Trout Run overlook, White Rocks overlook.  Great Eastern Trail joins/leaves the TT from/on Mill Mountain Trail.

Access: The Trail can be accessed from both the southern and northern termini of section 18:

Waites Run Road (39.016, -78.605).

 

Zepp Road, limited shoulder parking (38.971, -78.506).

Additional Road Access:

 

Van Buren Road, Rt 713 (38.970, -78.565), 0.3 mi SB on Cedar Creek Trail to Tuscarora Trail junction.

Additional trail access in the George Washington National Forest:  Halfmoon Trail, Mill Mountain Trail, Little Stony Creek Trail, Little Sluice Mountain Trail, Racer Camp Trail, Old Mailpath Trail, Sulphur Springs Gap Trail, Cedar Creek Trail.

Advisory:   Exercise caution in the George Washington National Forest during hunting season.  Section Updates

Camping:  PATC Sugar Knob Cabin (by reservation only). Primitive camping is permitted off trail in the George Washington National Forest.

Links: PATC cabin rentalsGeorge Washington National Forest

Section 19: Fetzer Gap 

 Fetzer Gap to Maurertown, VA, 6.1  miles.

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

Max Elevation:  1880 ft.  Min Elevation: 755 ft.

Highlights:  Fetzer Gap Overlook

Access: The Trail can be accessed from both the southern and northern termini of section 18:

Zepp Road, limited shoulder parking (38.971, -78.506).

Shenandoah County Park (38.933,-78.456).

Advisory:  Limited water. Section Updates

View from Fetzer Gap
**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.