Dispersed
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Water Unknown
About Johns Spring Shelter
Access
Walk In
Hike In
Features
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Toilets
Location
Johns Spring Shelter is located in Virginia
Latitude
37.3854 N
Longitude
-80.074 W
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1 Review of Johns Spring Shelter
First to Review
nice little AT shelter

I stayed at this AT shelter when I was doing a section hike with some friends. It's not bad as far as shelters on the AT go. There is not a water source too close to the shelter. The closest one is about 3 miles North. The sites aren't bad though, pretty flat. There is also a wooden shelter maintained by the AT, but those aren't my favorite to sleep in. Seemed nice as far as they go though.

I was hiking a little section that includes Mcafee Knob, one of the most photographed spots on the AT. This spot is really awesome. It can also just be done as a day hike, so I recommend it to anyone who doesn't mind a 8ish mile hike. Another cool thing about this area is that there's some fairly nice bouldering to be found near the top. Some of the routes are a little under maintained and mossy, but there are some fun ones. Lugging a crash pad all the way to the top isn't the most fun, but worth it if you want to get some cool bouldering in.