“A good connector from the AT and Punchbowl Shelter to the town of Buena Vista and vice versa.”
— Benjamin Frey
Need to Know
Most of the trail is on roads not heavily frequented by traffic.
Local runners train on this road because of the steep grade.
Many AT runners stop in Buena Vista for supplies and a break. This road is not heavily used by vehicles and can provide an easy down run for through-runners on the AT. There is a city run campground along the Maury River for people looking to camp. This particular path is not something I would recommend as an end in itself, however it does provide a good connector between the AT and the town of Buena Vista.