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Appalachian Trail

Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Best of America

The AT is a national treasure and I am happy that I live close enough to enjoy it in all its... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2016
Lynchburg, Virginia
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Skyline Drive - Hiking Trails Are Great

We spent 3 days in the Shenandoah National Park doing day hikes off Skyline Drive. The area is... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2016
Guelph, Canada
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The AT is a national treasure and I am happy that I live close enough to enjoy it in all its splendor

1  Thank Caroline72747
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We spent 3 days in the Shenandoah National Park doing day hikes off Skyline Drive. The area is beautiful and the trails are great. They are some of the best marked and maintained trails we have walked. There are trails for everyone from easy to...More

1  Thank PD35
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We have been on part of the Appalachian Trail near Clingman's Dome in the Smoky Mountains and even near the start of the AT in Georgia. I can't imagine the exhilaration one must feel after having hiked the entire length of the AT. I know...More

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We hiked the part of the AT trail that coincides with the Stony Man trail. The view at the peak of that hike is unbelievable and it's fun to run into the AT thru-hikers as well.

Thank kls118
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We camped for a night near Loft Mountain, and hiked to Doyle's Falls and the Black Rock summit loop. Great camping experience with bathrooms and bear-proof trash & storage facilities. Ate lunch at the Loft Mountain camp store, which is well-provisioned.

Thank NotALostWanderer
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The kids complained (of course) but the adults loved the hiking trails! It was windy the day we went, which made it a little harder but I loved it!

Thank Metravel4ever
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Bring sturdy walking shoes, hiking stick optional and select from various length trails to get an authentic experience and great vistas. Hikes good to combat fatigue of sitting in car.

Thank Adventuretad
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We went for a short hike while staying at Skyland. It is an easy walk from there, smooth footing and well-cleared trail. It's a shame dogs are not allowed.

Thank Sonia T
Reviewed 23 July 2016

easy hike in the shade along the AT--this section of the AT is very well maintained, clean, with some excellent views on you get closer to Big Meadows Campground

Thank chuckrand
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Over the past 48 years I have hiked on small portions of the Appalachian Trail as a way to complete a circuit hike within Shenandoah National Park. My last experience included the portion from Bootens Gap to Milam Gap and the portion from Pocosin Cabin...More

1  Thank Larry T
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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