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Appalachian Trail

Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Wow

Hiking around here it is just beautiful, you can choose easy paths or hard one. Great views and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cecilia M
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Newport News, Virginia
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Great Park for Hiking

The SNP is very convenient for many visitors, especially from Washington DC, Maryland, and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
David B
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Hiking around here it is just beautiful, you can choose easy paths or hard one. Great views and places to stop for pictures. Make sure you follow the hiking trail and have shoes for this activity.

Thank Cecilia M
Reviewed 5 days ago

The SNP is very convenient for many visitors, especially from Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia. We have hiked 3 times in the park on the Appalachian Trail, most recently trough Bog Meadows and Skyland. We stayed at the shelters on the AT, but in tents...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I planned a thru hike on the AT of SNP last week. Well, I didn't make it the whole way, but had a great time never the less. I ended up doing 60 of the 100+ miles in 7 days. My failure to finish was...More

Thank txbenton4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

2190 miles! Skip Skyland resort except for a beer. Class of 2017! Bring water ! Have a blackberry milk shake at the wayside!

Thank Miki H
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We had stopped at the closest Park store to Front Royal (Dickey Ridge) who had recommended the Matthews Arm store to us. We drove right by Matthews Arm, so stopped at Elkhallow trail stop, left the car there, and decided to hike to Matthews Arm....More

Thank smallfootstep
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Escape the city! Get up early, check the weather, pack your bag, and get ready to hike some trails! From DC, take 66 west (a bit over an hour) to Front Royal and follow Sky Line Drive to the Appalachian Trail in the Shenandoah National...More

Thank NancyLCarpenter
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

We wanted to hike the Appalachian trail and stay inside along the way. We found Joby Chu of Time to Wine Tours 540.742.4962 to shuttle us from Swift Run Gap and then pick us up from Thornton Gap at the end. We stayed the night...More

3  Thank Dianna O
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Had a great time walking on the trail the hiking clubs that take care of the Appalachian trail do a really good job in maintaining the right of Way.

Thank Dave L
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We left the Stony Man Parking lot on Friday night with the intent of taking the next three days to enjoy the trail and all it's offerings. We knew there was a possibility of rain and cooler temps. Friday evening and through the night we're...More

Thank Les H
Reviewed 20 May 2017

The trail is well marked and provides lovely scenery, with several expansive vista views. Thru hikers call the Shenandoah portion the "flat part." But for us mere mortals (2 55 y/o and 2 65 y/o hikers) it was reasonably challenging. We (two couples) left our...More

1  Thank James K
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Susanna4
9 July 2016|
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Response from Jjmat49022 | Reviewed this property |
Thats a difficult question to answer. If going to SNP all the campgrounds tend to be close to the AT.
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Judy L
14 June 2016|
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Response from Sergey B |
For this trail, hiking boots are a definite musts. Keeping anti-bug spray is a good idea because even if you don't encounter mosquitos, it is important to be protected against the east coast ticks. The trail is marked with... More
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Judy L
9 March 2016|
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Response from Amateur P |
We are leaving tomorrow to do that very thing. We are parking a rental car at one end and having a car service drop us off at the beginning of our trek. Flying in to DC and renting a car was cheaper than flying into a... More
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