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NOBOS 2017

2190 miles! Skip Skyland resort except for a beer. Class of 2017! Bring water ! Have a blackberry... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Miki H
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Park service gave us some bad advice

We had stopped at the closest Park store to Front Royal (Dickey Ridge) who had recommended the... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
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Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Reviewed 26 July 2017 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 10 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 27 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 22 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 19 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
Reviewed 19 May 2017

we hiked the Shenandoah portion of the A.T. It was a great time. the hike is challenging but worth the effort. the views were great.

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 13 May 2017

While visiting Shenandoah NP we decided to hike a portion of the AT. Our hike was enjoyable as we trekked over a rocky path and took in the scenic views. It is our goal to hike more of the AT but this was our first...More

Thank OutdoorKidz
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Near mile marker 81 on Skyline Drive there is a short portion of the Appalachian Trail that almost anyone can do! The trail is a short one mile loop that leads to a massive outcropping of granite. There is a kiosk with information and even...More

2  Thank Evelyn C
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9 July 2016|
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.
Judy L
13 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
Judy L
8 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