Appalachian Trail Section #57

Located 29.4 miles from Radford, Virginia (VA)

4 Stars
22,337 Steps 1  (10.1 mi)
Appalachian Trail: [ #001 - #212 ]

The Appalachian Trail (Section #57) has a maximum elevation of 3,156 ft (962 m), a minimum elevation of 2,440 ft (744 m), and an elevation gain of 29,462 ft (8,980 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Appalachian Trail Section #57 while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
22,33710.1 mi2,440 ft3,156 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
4.8 hrs1.129,462 ft23,880 ft
[ B to A ]
4.7 hrs1.923,880 ft29,462 ft

What is the length of the Appalachian Trail Section #57?

The length of the Appalachian Trail Section #57 is 10.1 mi (16.3 km) or 22,337 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Appalachian Trail Section #57?

A person in good physical health can hike the Appalachian Trail Section #57 in 4.8 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 4.7 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.

Big Bend to Rocky Gap Topo Maps

Download free Big Bend to Rocky Gap topo maps and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) topographic maps. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Cove Creek, VA
  2. North Topo Map: Bastian, VA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Rocky Gap, VA
  4. West Topo Map: Garden Mountain, VA
  5. Topo Map: Big Bend, VA
  6. East Topo Map: Bland, VA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Rural Retreat, VA
  8. South Topo Map: Crockett, VA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Wytheville, VA

Is there a Appalachian Trail map for Section #57?

Yes, and they're free! The Appalachian Trail Section #57 is located on the Big Bend and Rocky Gap topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

AT057T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Appalachian Trail Section #57 that you can download and view in Google Maps®, Google Earth® and Garmin® handheld GPS devices including the eTrex®, Colorado and Montana series.

Local Weather Forecast

Check the weather forecast; this weather forecast covers the Appalachian Trail Section #57, provided by the National Weather Service. (


  1. Steps is a unit of distance equal to the sum of stride lengths that vary with the terrain.
  2. Length is the distance of the trail between the two trailheads, measured on the trail.
  3. Min Ele is the minimum elevation on the trail.
  4. Max Ele is the maximum elevation on the trail.
  5. Time is the typical total time required to hike the trail.
  6. Floors is the sum of distance on the trail where angles to the horizontal is between 30 and 50 degrees (the angle of a stairway) divided by ten, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.

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