Appalachian Trail Section #54

Located 36.4 miles from Galax, Virginia (VA)

4 Stars
22,292 Steps 1  (10.1 mi)
Appalachian Trail: [ #001 - #212 ]

The Appalachian Trail (Section #54) has a maximum elevation of 3,519 ft (1,072 m), a minimum elevation of 2,360 ft (719 m), and an elevation gain of 25,983 ft (7,920 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Appalachian Trail Section #54 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
22,29210.1 mi2,360 ft3,519 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
4.6 hrs1.025,983 ft27,433 ft
[ B to A ]
4.6 hrs4.527,433 ft25,983 ft

What is the length of the Appalachian Trail Section #54?

The length of the Appalachian Trail Section #54 is 10.1 mi (16.3 km) or 22,292 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Appalachian Trail Section #54?

A person in good physical health can hike the Appalachian Trail Section #54 in 4.6 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 4.6 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.

Rural Retreat to Hutchinson Rock Topo Maps

Download free Rural Retreat to Hutchinson Rock 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: Hutchinson Rock, VA
  2. North Topo Map: Garden Mountain, VA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Big Bend, VA
  4. West Topo Map: Nebo, VA
  5. Topo Map: Rural Retreat, VA
  6. East Topo Map: Crockett, VA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Atkins, VA
  8. South Topo Map: Cedar Springs, VA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Speedwell, VA

Is there a Appalachian Trail map for Section #54?

Yes, and they're free! The Appalachian Trail Section #54 is located on the Rural Retreat and Hutchinson Rock topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

AT054T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Appalachian Trail Section #54 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 #54, 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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