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George Washington National Forest (GWNF) - New Market Gap We meet in the lot in front of the closed visitor center! GPS Coordinates: 38.642154, -78.611289 Physical Address: 8512 US-211, Luray, VA 22835 Note: This address is for Dan's Steak House, which is close by. Driving Directions: From I-495: I-495 to I-66; I-66 west to Exit 43A for US 29 at Gainesville; US 29/15 est 11.1 miles to US 211 at Warrenton; west (right) 53 miles on US 211 (turning right again in 2.0 miles to remain on US 211 west, crossing Skyline Drive at Thornton Gap, crossing Shenandoah Valley, and continuing to Massanuten ridgeline). At the former site of the visitor center in New Market Gap (on the left at the high point of road through the gap at a small building with a large parking area), turn left and park at the now-closed center parking lot which is where we meet for this hike! Public Transportation: There is no public transportation to, or in, George Washington National Forest. NOTE: Please remember to take the leader(s) number(s) with you but please respect the fact that we are all volunteers and there is often no cell coverage at trailheads and varies according to service provider. If you call very close to hike time, please understand that we are very busy with pre-hike preparations for ourselves in addition to group sign in, pre-hike briefing, and then leading the hike. It is also very difficult to provide instructions to someone while following them too, hence providing very detailed directions on this separate page. Leaders are advised to not answer phones once a hike is started so we don't miss a turn on the trail due to the distraction of a call. Thank you for your understanding and see you there!

 

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