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Appalachian Trail

Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Thru Hike of The A.T.

The Appalachian Trail has had many books written about it but they can never give you the true... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Gordon B
via mobile
AT - Lewis Mtn. Cabins to Big Meadows Lodge

This 8.6 miles section was one of the more enjoyable sections of the AT we have hiked in Georgia... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
218billt
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Asheville, North Carolina
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“day hike” (8 reviews)
“small section” (3 reviews)
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Shenandoah National Park, VA
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"big meadows lodge"
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"thornton gap"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Appalachian Trail has had many books written about it but they can never give you the true experience. This is life changing! Stretching 2184.5 miles I have never struggled and experienced so much in 6 months that has changed my very way of thinking...More

Thank Gordon B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This 8.6 miles section was one of the more enjoyable sections of the AT we have hiked in Georgia, N. Carolina and Virginia. I would rate the difficulty level at moderate. There are two climbs that are not very long (especially at the end to...More

Thank 218billt
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

We have only section hiked this trail, but it's an adventure worth taking. The trail follows the Appalachian Mountains.

Thank phoxtrot
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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

3  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!

Thank janethO7040KW
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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 11 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 6 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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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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