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We got to the Appalachian trail almost by chance while hiking close to Front Royal. The access to the trail is not that well marked buyer we managed to get to the white marked trail. In that area the hike is fairly easy, a little...More
I went out from the Lodge on the Skyline Drive and picked up a portion of the "Appalachian Trail". I didn't have long to hike & can't hike as well as I could in the past b/c of my knees, but always love to be...More
I felt great to walk the famed Appalachian trail which cuts through Shenandoah Park, if you like deep forest, woods and birds great place to be. If you hate bugs and swarm of bees chasing you-- wear protection
I hopped on mid-Shannies for a section hike to the PA/MD border and loved my time on this part of the AT. The trail was well-maintained, the shelters were fine (though I always tented up), and there were lots of animals (I saw half a...More
The Appalachian Trail has had many books written about it but they can never give you the true experience. This is life changing!
Stretching 2184.5 miles I have never struggled and experienced so much in 6 months that has changed my very way of thinking...More
This 8.6 miles section was one of the more enjoyable sections of the AT we have hiked in Georgia, N. Carolina and Virginia. I would rate the difficulty level at moderate. There are two climbs that are not very long (especially at the end to...More
I hiked the AT and camped in the backcountry too! If you get a chance get ting on the AT is easy at Shenandoah but there is nothing easy hiking the trail! Ask a Park Ranger for information! However, remember good hiking shoes are a...More