Appalachian Trail (Section #93)

Thornton Gap to Chester Gap
Located 27.1 miles from Winchester, Virginia (VA)
4 Stars
21,604 Steps 1  (10.1 mi)
Appalachian Trail: [ #001 - #212 ]


The Appalachian Trail (Section #93) has a maximum elevation of 3,464 ft (1,056 m), a minimum elevation of 2,421 ft (738 m), and an elevation range of 1,043 ft (318 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,60410.1 mi2,421 ft3,464 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
4.0 hrs137.41,649 ft1,309 ft
[ B to A ]
3.8 hrs109.11,309 ft1,649 ft

What is the length of the Appalachian Trail Section #93?

The length of the Appalachian Trail Section #93 is 10.1 mi (16.2 km) or 21,604 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Appalachian Trail Section #93?

A person in good physical health can hike the Appalachian Trail Section #93 in 4.0 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.8 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Appalachian Trail Section #93 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 Thornton Gap to Chester 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: Rileyville, VA
  2. North Topo Map: Bentonville, VA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Chester Gap, VA
  4. West Topo Map: Luray, VA
  5. Topo Map: Thornton Gap, VA
  6. East Topo Map: Washington, VA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Big Meadows, VA
  8. South Topo Map: Old Rag Mountain, VA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Woodville, VA

Is there an Appalachian Trail map for Section #93?

Yes, and they're free! The Appalachian Trail Section #93 is located on the Thornton Gap and Chester Gap topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

AT093T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Appalachian Trail Section #93 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.