SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA SHUTTLE SERVICE, Damascus, Elk Garden, Massey Gap, Fox Creek, Dickey Gap, Partnership Shelter, Atkins and more.
We shuttle our guests for FREE when a driver is available to and from:
Dickey Gap (map below) at the juncture of Sugar Grove Highway (VA 16). It is the closest intersection on the Appalachian Trail to Sufi Lodge. It is a ten (5) minute drive and a three (3) mile walk. Call from Hurricane Shelter when heading Northbound. There is no cell service after this point. If reaching Dickey Gap walk up VA 16 towards Troutdale (right) and you should get cell service at the top of that hill.
Fox Creek is the next closest trail head and is about six (6) miles to Sufi Lodge. We charge $6.00 to pick-up and drop off. This includes a $6.00 credit for three free miles.
Call us as you near Fox Creek or Dickey Gap and we will be patiently waiting your arrival.
The regularly scheduled return shuttle leaves between 8 AM and 8:30 AM.
Phone services is limited -- Hikers may want to make advance arrangements. Land line: (276) 677-0195. Cell Phone: (276) 781-6345. Be certain to be on time. Drivers will typically wait fifteen minutes before charging $5.00 per fifteen minutes or portion thereof of wait time. Better to make certain you arrive early than to come and not have a shuttle waiting. It is only a three mile walk but why waste the energy. Once again if you do miss us you can take a right out of Dickey Gap on VA 16 towards Troutdale and call when you reach the top of the mountain about 500 yards up VA 16.
Notify us about 5 miles away from Dickey Gap at Hurricane Shelter NOBO. Hikers have reported cell phone service in this area. Any high spot might work.
If walking, it is a very good idea to set your GPS directions before leaving Damascus so it is programmed into your cell phone before you hit the no service zones all along this section.
We are now on the GutHook App as well.
Land: (276) 677-0195
Other shuttle location are charged at a rate of $2.25 per mile and $5.00 per fifteen minutes of down time. Guests of Sufi Lodge receive priority service.
For shuttle prices on other Trail Heads or information about Slack Packing CLICK HERE