Three Ridges Wilderness-Milepost 13.7 Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Virginia’s 4,600-acre Three Ridges Wilderness was designated in 2000. The great circuit hike it affords follows the Appalachian Trail as it swerves east of the Parkway
and up and over Three Ridges, at 3,970 feet. The route descends from the peaks then skirts 1,000 feet higher than the AT’s southerly trailhead on VA 56 to turn right on the Mau-Har Trail and loop back to the Parkway.
The oddly named Mau-Har Trail uses the first syllable of the names of the two backpacking shelters you pass, Maupin Field and Harper Creek. One of the best backpacking loops on the northern portion of the Parkway, with a number of nice views, plentiful campsites, a waterfall, and two overnight back-packing shelters and adjacent campsites (each pretty accessible for easy out-and-back overnighters)."