View Full Version : Parking at Winding Stair

06-12-2013, 10:44
How safe, relatively speaking, is it to leave a car at WS for 5-6 days?

06-12-2013, 11:08
I have left my car sitting their for 3-4 weeks at a time with no problems, so it's pretty safe, but if you are un-comfortable about it, leave the vehicle at Rock Gap which is 2 trail miles south of WSG.

06-12-2013, 15:59
I've left mine there for several overnight hikes in the area in the past. Have had no issues. However, I've heard of some problems in the past. Good luck. :)

06-12-2013, 17:17
Wouldn't leave it at Winding Stair.

06-12-2013, 22:10
I didn't have any trouble leaving a car there during a weekend section hike this past January. I was told that the sheriff sits there at the gap a good bit. There will always be a debate on which is safer - somewhere very visible or somewhere out of sight.

06-12-2013, 22:40
There has definitely been vandalism there in the past to cars left overnight.
Generally not recommended. Appalachian Trail Parking, a website hosted by David and Cyndi Rohland. (http://appalachiantrail.rohland.org/)

06-12-2013, 22:57
Thanks for that link and to all of you for your input!