Andy Jones-Wilkins created this run as a training run for The Race.
From the trailhead, take the North Fork Moorman’s River Trail for 5.9 miles to the top of the ridge at Blackrock Gap and the intersection with Skyline Drive and the Appalachian Trail (AT). Turn right (north) on the AT for 1.1 miles to a 0.2 mile side trail to the left to the Blackrock summit.
After returning from the summit, take a left (north) on the AT for 1.4 miles to the Jones Run Trail. Take a right and descend on the Jones Run Trail, passing Jones Falls, to the Doyles River Trail. Make a left on the Doyles River Trail and ascend back up to the ridge.
When you reach the AT, take a left (south) and follow for 13.9 miles to the Turk Gap Parking Area. Leave the AT on the Turk Branch Trail and drop off the ridge for 2.4 miles. Take a left on the South Fork Moorman’s River Trail and follow for 2.0 miles back to your car. In 0.5 miles is an excellent swimming hole down to the left, known locally as Blue Hole.