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Address: Shenandoah National Park, VA
Activities: Hiking

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Pocosin Cabin on Appalachian trail

We stayed at Pocosin Cabin for 3 nights with our two kids. Although we have camped before this one definetely took the cake. Cabin was clean and just as primitive as promised... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Brick, New Jersey
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Brick, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We stayed at Pocosin Cabin for 3 nights with our two kids. Although we have camped before this one definetely took the cake. Cabin was clean and just as primitive as promised. Cooked dinner on woodburning stove first night, and next day bought a carryon grill for easier and faster cooking. Woodburning stove will take you about one hour to... More 

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Silver Spring MD
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Well, we don't have the time or strength to walk all the way from Georgia to Maine, so we'll take what we can get with a weekend saunter along the trail.

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Hamilton, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The Appalachian Trail has a long standing reputation for being challenging yet still within easy access of many metropolitan areas. It's also one of the jewels of the U.S. Triple Crown of hiking. For a real challenge, and some stunning vistas, try the section between Rte. 55 and Harper's Ferry in Virginia, approx. 40 miles. Most of this section is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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210 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We drove along the skyline drive and the Appalachian trail follows along much of it. After seeing a bear from the road we decided that we wanted to explore that part of the forest a little more, and the beautifully maintained trail made the perfect way to do so. We just spent half an hour or so walking it as... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Appalachian Trail winds in and out along Skyline Drive and you can hop on and off here and feel like a "real" hiker. Fantastic views, even for inexperienced hikers or people who don't have much time. The trails are very well maintained.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Diversity on much of the trail. We hiked many trails in the park and many criss-crossed with the AT. It gave us a preview of what the long distance hikers must experience.

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Arlington, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Be sure to seek out in advance some of the PATC suggestions for "Easy Hikes" or "Short Hikes". You don't have to be a through-hiker to enjoy the many different faces of the Blue Ridge, from open meadow trails to "tunnels" of mountain laurel, waterfalls, etc. Nature at its best.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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244 reviews 244 reviews
71 attraction reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I hiked the trail which was a challenge in itself as I am disabled. And had a close encounter with a bear! (still have the scars to prove it !) Overall would encourage everyone to take time out and spend some time in the countryside away from the pace of modern life.

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Indiana
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261 reviews 261 reviews
156 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Spent a few miles on the AT - something I've always wanted to do. Our section was well maintained and plenty challenging

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Leesburg, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I did a Thru in 2012 and I visit the Trail often, for a day hike or a weekend or a week if I can swing it.

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