The blue blazed Mau-Har trail provides an excellent circuit hike in conjunction with the Appalachian Trail through the Three Ridges Wilderness area in Nelson County.
The Appalachian Trail crosses through the wilderness for approximately ten miles. This section of the Appalachian Trail, combined with the other trail in the wilderness, the three mile long Mau-Har Trail, creates “one of the best loop trails in the state of Virginia,” according to one guidebook.These trails are maintained by the Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club, a trail maintenance club affiliated with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. There are two Appalachian Trail shelters within the wilderness, the Maupin Field Shelter to the north, and the Harper’s Creek Shelter, 2.6 trail miles from the Tye River.
The trail begins on the A.T. 1.8 miles from Reeds Gap/route 664. It continues for 3.3 miles through steep terrain passing near the 50 foot Campbell’s Creek waterfall. The trail ends on the A.T., 1.5 miles from the junction of the A.T. and Route 56.
Blue Ridge Parkway (milepost 13.7)