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Address: Shenandoah National Park, VA
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If you are anywhere close to this National Park, no matter the weather . . . do it! Magnificent! Some of the side road lead to amazing views. Leave yourself enough time to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
New Orleans, Louisiana
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are anywhere close to this National Park, no matter the weather . . . do it! Magnificent! Some of the side road lead to amazing views. Leave yourself enough time to make choices to do so.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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124 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While I'll probably never attempt a thru hike, I do enjoy trying out spots of the trail when I can. On Skyline Drive, there are several spots where you can enter the trail and sample as much of it as you have time for. The spot where in Compton's Gap is a great choice. It's a crossroads of several trails... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, the legend of the AT is an appealing one, but unless you study exactly which part of the trail to hike on, you may find yourself walking for hours under a canopy of trees over tree roots and rocks that can test anyone's patience. Some call it a character builder, and I assume it is for those who go... More 

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East Earl, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Appalachian Trail is another good place to hike along the Shenandoah Skyline Drive and on into other states.

Thank Bluebirdsinging
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was on B's 'bucket list' for awhile, so we attempted a 5 mile loop via Lewis Falls for his birthday celebration. Whew! It's under our belt, but not for the faint-hearted! Beautiful views, wonderful fall foliage, and great exercise.

Thank GailCooks
Chiang Rai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my 3 sons took 4 days and hiked 50 miles from big meadows heading south. It was a beautiful hike with some interesting and enjoyable AT thru hikers. We spent 3 nights camping, 2 of which in back country.

Thank bunchajustines
Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

In October, there were folks travelling the Trail. No, really. They were really doing the Trail. A monumental accomplishment.

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Millersville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

There are many marked trails in the park, several of which hook up with the Appalachian Trail. We enjoyed a short ranger led walk on the trail during which the ranger talked about the through hikers on the trail.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We have had many hiking experiences throughout Shenandoah National Park. Often times, the trails we hike require some trekking along the Appalachian Trail. The one thing we notice consistently is how well-maintained the AT is throughout the year. The AT provides excellent hiking experiences!

Thank WPLandry
Leesburg, Virginia
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128 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Many of the trails within the park will interface or follow the AT. You will see many regional and through hikers on the trail and we have been able to talk with many of them as they stop at an overlook or rest station.

Thank Brian20176

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