This section of the Appalachian Trail (AT) between Route 50 and Route 7 is known as The Roller Coaster, as the AT climbs and descends many small ridges and hollows. As shown here, the run is a point-to-point, starting at Ashby Gap (Route 50) and going north to Snickers Gap (Route 7).
Park at the trailhead on the north side of Route 50 in Ashby Gap and finish at a commuter lot on south side of Route 7 in Snickers Gap. An alternative starting location is at the trailhead on Liberty Hill Lane on the south side of Route 50.
The run may also be run north-to-south or, for the more ambitious, as a tough 27 mile out-and-back with more than 7500 feet of ascent.