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Appalachian Trail

Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Skyline Drive area

The trail is 3,500km long and our experience of it was in the Skyland area. The trail is well... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2016
Burton Bradstock, United Kingdom
Great Hiking

Not to be missed. The AT around Loft Mountain Campground offers some stunning views and hiking to... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2016
David C
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Shenandoah National Park, VA
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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
Reviewed 27 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 26 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 24 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 22 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 20 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 11 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
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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