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Awesome Trail!

I hiked the AT and camped in the backcountry too! If you get a chance get ting on the AT is easy at... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
cubanbucky
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phillipsburg, nj
Beautiful & adventurous

Our first go at hiking and we took the AT from Jewels Hollow to Mary’s Summit Trail. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
MiVidaLocaContigo
,
Wilmington, North Carolina
via mobile
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“day hike” (8 reviews)
“small section” (3 reviews)
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Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

I hiked the AT and camped in the backcountry too! If you get a chance get ting on the AT is easy at Shenandoah but there is nothing easy hiking the trail! Ask a Park Ranger for information! However, remember good hiking shoes are a...More

2  Thank cubanbucky
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Our first go at hiking and we took the AT from Jewels Hollow to Mary’s Summit Trail. Beautiful scenery. Challenging but exciting and “reasonable”. We loved it and will definitely return!

1  Thank MiVidaLocaContigo
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

There is only 101 miles of the appalachian trail in this area but while you hike your way through pay a visit at skyline drive. You will not regret the time spent. Wow the views!

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

There are a number of trailheads to start a hike on the AT in Virginia. About every skill level can be accommodated in this area and located on the AT near Salem is the famous McAfee Knob - reported to be the most photographed spot...More

Thank Nina C
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Have sectioned hiked since the '70's from Spencer to Harper's Ferry. Seen the changes (good and bad) over all the years...but still one of my favorite things to do. Be sure to do Trail Days in Damascus the weekend after Mother's Day some time in...More

1  Thank Edwin B
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

The AT is more flat that many of the other trails in the Shenandoah National Park. It is a good connector for many of the trails. The rangers are excellent in assisting and making recommendations for hikes.

Thank MamaMona01
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

You can hike and experience the beauty of natural America on this epic trail. Many starting point, and skill levels. Go at your own pace. Many places to stop and rest for the night.

1  Thank Kitty D
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

If you're an adventurous hiker who is looking for a challenging hike then visit McAfee Knob near Roanoke, VA. It's about a 15 minute drive from city center and there is a small parking area off the main road. Depending on what time of the...More

Thank Alm16advisor
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

First time in the area and we had to hike parts of the trail. Beautiful scenery along the trail. My daughter wants to hike the whole trail now! She's only nine and I'm too old for a tent. If you want to do this, have...More

1  Thank Wirunaways
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We asked ranger at visitor center what's the best hike if we have only 4 hours to hang around Shenandoah. One of the spots he recommended is at mile 15.9. There is no sign for this trail so you'll just have to slow down and...More

Thank Nan N
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Susanna4
9 July 2016|
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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.
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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
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