Temporary Appalachian Trail Relocation
About one mile of the A.T. has been temporarily relocated in the South District of Shenandoah National Park due to construction in the Dominion Energy powerline right-of-way.
Starting approximately 1/4 mile north of the Calf Mountain Shelter Trail, the detour crosses the right-of-way and follows private roads (Woods Gap Road and Jarman Gap Road) until it rejoins the A.T. on Jarman Gap Road.
There are signs marking the detour in several places along its length.
Hikers are urged to stay on the detour as a portion of it crosses private property. Hikers may be delayed for up to 15 minutes at both boundaries of the right-of-way corridor for safety reasons during construction activities.
The detour is expected to be in place until May, 2019.