Audie Murphy Monument

New Castle, Virginia 24127

Audie Murphy Monument

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This Appalachian Trail hike takes you from bucolic Craig Creek into the Brush Mountain East Wilderness, where you climb Brush Mountain on piney ridges. Once atop Brush, the AT picks up an old roadbed and leads you to a spur trail and the Audie Murphy Monument, commemorating the most decorated American soldier of World War II.

A stellar view awaits of the Craig Creek Valley just beyond the monument. Though the hike is never steep, it does gain 1,500 feet from bottom to top."

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Trail Information

New Castle
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
4.5 hours
1,540 feet
Trailhead Elevation
3,080 feet
Top Elevation
George Washington & Jefferson National Forests, Eastern Divide Ranger District, 110 Southpark Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24060; 540-552-4641,
Local Contacts
National Geographic #788, Covington/Alleghany Highlands; USGS Craig Springs, Looney, Glenvar
Local Maps