Appalachian Trail (Section #96)

Linden to Ashby Gap
Located 15.5 miles from Winchester, Virginia (VA)
4 Stars
21,440 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)
Appalachian Trail: [ #001 - #212 ]


The Appalachian Trail (Section #96) has a maximum elevation of 2,017 ft (615 m), a minimum elevation of 869 ft (265 m), and an elevation range of 1,148 ft (350 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,44010.0 mi869 ft2,017 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.7 hrs26.8322 ft928 ft
[ B to A ]
3.7 hrs77.3928 ft322 ft

What is the length of the Appalachian Trail Section #96?

The length of the Appalachian Trail Section #96 is 10.0 mi (16.2 km) or 21,440 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Appalachian Trail Section #96?

A person in good physical health can hike the Appalachian Trail Section #96 in 3.7 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.7 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Appalachian Trail Section #96 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.

Topo Maps

Download the free Linden to Ashby Gap topo map 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: Stephens City, VA
  2. North Topo Map: Boyce, VA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Ashby Gap, VA
  4. West Topo Map: Front Royal, VA
  5. Topo Map: Linden, VA
  6. East Topo Map: Upperville, VA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Chester Gap, VA
  8. South Topo Map: Flint Hill, VA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Orlean, VA

Is there an Appalachian Trail map for Section #96?

Yes, and they're free! The Appalachian Trail Section #96 is located on the Linden and Ashby Gap topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

AT096T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Appalachian Trail Section #96 that you can download and view in Google Maps®, Google Earth® and Garmin® handheld GPS devices including the eTrex®, Colorado and Montana series.


  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 gain divided by twelve, 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.