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Triple Crown Loop

Trip Leader - Luke Nelson

Trip Date: Saturday, Apr 20, 2024
3:45:00 AM - 8:30:00 PM
Max Attendees: 6
Trip Type: Dayhike Pets:Pets NOT Allowed
Attendee Restrictions:Open To EveryoneDistance/Difficulty:35 Miles - Very Strenuous+
Driving Required:Yes


The Triple Crown loop is a 35 mile hike with more than 8000 ft in total elevation gain. Most people take 2-3 days to complete it, but we're doing it all in one! Before you sign-up for this trip, you should make sure that you are both physically and mentally prepared for a hike this difficult. There are only 2 bail spots at 10 miles and 23 miles in. There are also water refill spots fairly often, except for the last 10 miles, where there are none.


Parking lot, Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Catawba, VA 24070

Driving Directions

The trip starts and ends at Dragon's Tooth trailhead.

What You Should Bring

You will NEED to bring: Capacity to hold at least 3 liters of water Good hiking boots Headlamp + batteries A decent amount of snacks high in carbs and sugar Electrolytes

The signup period for this trip is over