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Address: Shenandoah National Park, VA

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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Buffalo Junction, Virginia
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Buffalo Junction, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 get to the top, the first is to follow the Appalachian trail which is of... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 and steep.

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Burton Bradstock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 and Doyle's Falls. Good times. Bring some food and water and be prepared for some... More 

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West Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 difficult.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 this won't ever be a possibility/reality for us, but we have done small sections. Near... More 

Thank Sue L

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