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McAfee Knob

I have only hiked small segments of the Appalachian Trail, but one of the best is a short segment... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
Matt G
Silver Spring, Maryland
Great Work-Out! Even Better People

Hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT) is a challenging opportunity and the people you will meet along... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Lisa K
Magnolia, Delaware
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21 Jun 2017
“McAfee Knob”
17 Oct 2016
“Great Work-Out! Even Better People”

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Reviewed 21 June 2017

I have only hiked small segments of the Appalachian Trail, but one of the best is a short segment near Salem, Virginia that leads to McAfee Knob. It is an 8-mile round trip from the parking lot off route 311 to the summit ascending some...More

Thank Matt G
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT) is a challenging opportunity and the people you will meet along the way are amazing. I learn more each time I travel a section on the trail. ....and if you get a chance to visit the Blackburn Trail Center, be...More

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Even though Damascus is a small town, it has so much going on. You can bike the Virginia Creeper Trail or hike part of the Appalachian trail from there. Damascus in called the "Trail Town". Great restaurants and places to eat or stay for the...More

2  Thank Joanna P
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

We hiked Elk Garden to the top of Mount Rogers. The path was rocky and wound through the mountains. The ascent was somewhat strenuous manageable. The vistas of the mountains are awe inspiring. The spur to Mount Rogers is about half a mile. Look for...More

2  Thank grosbea
Reviewed 24 June 2015

We did a section hike from Shady Valley to Damascus, hiking 25 miles with one overnight on the trail. It was a lot of fun and I can't wait to do another one. I have no plans to hike the entire AT but really enjoy...More

1  Thank grave_seeker
Reviewed 8 June 2015

Only hiked a short section of the trail to Mt Rogers. The wildflowers were spectacular especially the trout lilies and trillium. Well worth the effort.

1  Thank BlueridgeCharlie
Reviewed 1 June 2015

We took an AT trail entry point that started at Straight Branch parking area and looped back onto the Creeper Trail...about 4 miles. Pure beauty and serenity hiking the trail with friends. Not recommended for children under 8.

3  Thank Joe P
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Beautiful trails - not as easy as you would think. Met interesting people. Go take a hike! It goes thru several states. Starting from Georgia and ending in Maine.

1  Thank Cherie F
Reviewed 14 April 2015

We did a short section of the AT from Damascus. We had to detour back down to 58 because of a bridge washout and took the Virginia Creeper Trail back to Damascus.

2  Thank Susan L
Reviewed 22 September 2014

Mt. Rogers is worth the hike. NPS was ahead of us making sure branches were not blocking the trail. You can see several states near the top.

Thank Lisa C
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