Appalachian Trail is a hiking trail in Bland County, Wythe County, Smyth County, and Tazewell County, Virginia. It is within Jefferson National Forest. It is 36.1 miles long and begins at 3,067 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 73.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 23,059 feet. The Knot Maul Branch Shelter and Jenkins Shelter can be seen along the trail.