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Appalachian Trail

Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Had a great time walking on the trail the hiking clubs that take care of the Appalachian trail do a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dave l
Reston, Virginia
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A Nice Wet Walk on the AT

We left the Stony Man Parking lot on Friday night with the intent of taking the next three days to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Les H
Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States
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Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 6 days ago

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

Thank James K
Reviewed 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Evelyn C
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I drove almost three quarters of Skyland Drive, stopping at various overlooks and completing numerous mini trails. The wildlife and scenic views were amazing and worth the trip if your local.

1  Thank Dean A
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We did the trayfoot mountain trail and started out from horsehead road. This is a small gravel road that gives you access to the path without having to enter the skyline drive (entrance 25$). From Harrisonburg it is about a 25 minutes drive. The path...More

Thank rob30berg2015
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We hiked from Compton Gap to Big Meadows. Trail and camping areas beautifully maintained. Views stunning.

Thank Edmund M
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We drove the whole length of this national park, stopping frequently for pictures and taking a hike. We could have used more time and explored more. It is a beautiful area and well kept up. Deer and bears were seen.

1  Thank Gonefishing2012
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Living in Southern New Jersey, where would you recomend picking up the Appalachian Trail? Are there cabins or inns to stay in?
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
I will be hiking Inn to inn in july and don't know what to expect. How rocky is the trail - hiking boots or sneakers? How long does it take? How is food at lodges? Mosquitos? Is trail well marked or do we need a map? Thanks. Judy
14 June 2016|
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Judy L
Can anyone who has hiked inn to inn in Shanadoah tell me about the logistics of where to park and how to get back to the car at the end of 3 days
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