McAfee Knob Trailhead Shuttle

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Due to impending weather from Hurricane Ian, the shuttle is suspended for September 30 through October 2. The shuttle will resume October 7, 2022.

Make Your Trip to McAfee Knob Easy!

The McAfee Knob Trailhead Shuttle Service provides safe and convenient transportation to the McAfee Knob Trailhead on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays with occasional Mondays for holidays (Memorial Day and Labor Day).

When planning your visit to McAfee Knob you should allow four to six hours to complete the hike. Please consider this time frame when booking a return reservation to the Park and Ride.

The shuttle has capacity to hold 20 passengers on each shuttle run. 

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail in our area is not accessible by wheelchair. The funding obtained to operate the shuttle requires ADA accessibility on the vehicle.

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) is supporting the McAfee Knob Trailhead Shuttle with state funding.

Seasonal Shuttle Schedule

The shuttle will depart every 30 minutes from the I-81 Exit 140 Park and Ride in Salem, Virginia following a route to the Catawba Community Center to turn around and then safely deliver passengers to the designated shuttle pull-off near the McAfee Knob Trailhead parking lot. The shuttle will then return to the Park and Ride for the next shuttle run. The route is approximately a 15 minute ride to and from the trailhead.

September 2, 2022, through November 27, 2022. 

  • September: Service will start at 7:00 AM and end at 7:00 PM; last shuttle departs trailhead at 6:45 PM.
  • October: Service will start at 7:00 AM and end at 6:30 PM; last shuttle departs trailhead at 6:15 PM.
  • November: Service will start at 7:00 AM and end at 5:00 PM; last shuttle departs trailhead at 4:45 PM.

March 3, 2023, through November 26, 2023.

  • Final departure times to be determined.

Shuttle Reservations and Fare

  • To reserve your seat, go to and click BOOK NOW or reserve online.
  • $5 one way, $10 round trip plus booking fees.

More Information...

  1. Booking A Ride

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Riders may book online at by clicking BOOK NOW.

  • All payments are cashless.
  • The fare is $5 one way and $10 roundtrip plus, booking fees.
  • The reservation is booked once the rider selects a time slot.
  • If a reservation is missed, you will be placed on standby pending available seats on the next shuttle.
  • For additional information on booking please call (540) 761-7564 between the hours of 6:30 AM  and 7:30 PM on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday's that fall on a holiday.

  1. Enjoying Your Hike
  1. Frequently Asked Questions
  1. Shuttle Route Map
  1. Parking