View Full Version : Shady Valley Loop (VA/TN)

02-24-2012, 15:05
Anyone familiar with this loop? We'd like to try this over 3 days. Any information you could pass on would be helpful.

What is the water situation? Information on locales in Damascus that are dog-friendly is a plus!

Love to do this soon to miss the thru-hiker rush!

Thanks in advance for your comments

02-24-2012, 19:50
Get the AT Tenn-NC trail maps 1-2 gives you great detail of the area. hwy 91 and Cross Mtn. parking area go NB on the AT 21.5 miles two shelters water good. Go through Damascus and to pick up the Iron Mtn trail go south bound on the Iron Mtn trail. Water at the North end and the south end and you end up at cross mtn road and turn right back to the parking lot at Hwy 91. Here is a good link about that area of the Iron Mtn trail. http://johnsoncountytrails.org/at.html