View Full Version : Buena Vista Va area overnight parking areas.

08-20-2008, 23:36
Howdy, I was hoping to find out some good overnight parking areas in Va. that are near buena vista. I would like to explore the tar jacket ridge and cold mountain areas. If possible, does anyone know of any potential shuttle services in the area..any info would be appreciated.

08-20-2008, 23:57
You can park in the Mt. Pleasant area, right where the AT crosses the road between Cole Mt. and Tarjacket. There is room there for several cars.

(Back to work in Buena Vista, in the a.m.:( )

08-20-2008, 23:59
If, by some strange chance that area would be full, there is a larger lot a few hundred feet down the road, in the Mt. Pleasant lot.

Almost forgot to relay that info.


08-21-2008, 00:34
Or you could park at the Long Mountain Wayside on Rt. 60 where AT crosses and walk up from there to Cold Mt and so forth.

08-21-2008, 08:54
Thank you for the replies. I have never done any hiking in this area. Are there any "must see" areas I should check out? The A.T. book I have makes Cold Mt. and tarjacket seem like a really beautiful area.