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Appalachian Trail

Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Trayfoot Mountain Trail

We did the trayfoot mountain trail and started out from horsehead road. This is a small gravel road... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
Oosterhout, The Netherlands
Four-day hike

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

Reviewed 27 March 2017
Edmund M
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Shenandoah National Park, VA
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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.

1  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
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My wife and I did this on day two of a hiking trip. 1700 foot elevation change but the trail is 3.9 miles long so it is not straight up. It is a pretty good climb but not straight up. There are two ways to...More

2  Thank John_A_NC
Reviewed 17 December 2016

My husband took me on part of the AT that he hiked this past summer from Springer Mountain to Harper's Ferry. It gives you a better appreciation on the endurance hikers go through.

Thank TarHeel071
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We hiked the Appalachian Trail for 1 mile before going on to another trail in the Shenandoah National Park. It was in October and difficult to see the trail due to all the leaves. The entire 3.5 mile hike was difficult as it was rocky...More

Thank 311kathrynb
Reviewed 20 November 2016

The trail is 3,500km long and our experience of it was in the Skyland area. The trail is well structured and clearly marked. The area we were in felt very safe and we had good weather

Thank bbbythesea
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Not to be missed. The AT around Loft Mountain Campground offers some stunning views and hiking to suit all levels of ability. Our group ranged from 6 to 52 and everyone was able to enjoy the AT and the surrounding trails. We hit Frazier Discovery...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 29 October 2016

The trail is bad - rocky and not a good hike for kids or seniors. We are seniors and did about a mile from our Shenandoah Lodge. It was good, but I wouldn't recommend this trail to anyone.

1  Thank KenFromIllinois
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We enjoyed our hikes on the Appalachian Trail winding through the mountains of Shenandoah National Park. We hiked two different sections and found both to be moderate trails.

Thank Vicki G
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Questions & Answers
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
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
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