Peach Mountain Road.
Starting near Mineral Springs Lake, the Shawnee Section follows back country roads for several miles, passing through the small towns of Mineral Springs and Wamsley. Entering Shawnee State Forest, the Buckeye Trail follows several forest trails, including the Backpack Loop Trail (Note: in much of the state forest, the Buckeye Trail is not marked with its traditional blue blazes, as the Shawnee Day Hiking Trail uses blue blazes and was there first!). This area is often called the Little Smokies, and the spectacular views offered from the Buckeye Trail will show you why. The BT leaves the state forest along the Wilderness Loop trail, and continues on backroads into the West Union Section.