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Address: Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Blackrock Summit

Near mile marker 81 on Skyline Drive there is a short portion of the Appalachian Trail that almost anyone can do! The trail is a short one mile loop that leads to a massive... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Evelyn C
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Byhalia, Mississippi
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Byhalia, Mississippi
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Near mile marker 81 on Skyline Drive there is a short portion of the Appalachian Trail that almost anyone can do! The trail is a short one mile loop that leads to a massive outcropping of granite. There is a kiosk with information and even kids will enjoy the easy hike. The trail is well marked.

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Walcott, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I drove almost three quarters of Skyland Drive, stopping at various overlooks and completing numerous mini trails. The wildlife and scenic views were amazing and worth the trip if your local.

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Oosterhout, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 is about 11 miles long and is not very difficult. Some river crossings in the... More 

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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.

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Buffalo Junction, Virginia
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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 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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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.

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Thank TarHeel071
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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 and steep.

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Burton Bradstock, United Kingdom
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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

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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 and Doyle's Falls. Good times. Bring some food and water and be prepared for some... More 

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