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Appalachian Trail

Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
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Franklin, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

As a through hiker, I really looked forward to the 100+ mile jaunt through the "Shennys". The trail was well groomed, the walking was easy, and the wildlife (bears) were abundant. Not to mention the frequent Waysides and Lodges where the hungry hiker can feast. This is civilized hiking at it's finest. I highly recommend the A.T. in the Shenandoah... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Dog loved the constant movement and attention from fellow hikers, eventhough she stayed on a 6 ft leash.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Nice hike, following the stream/river and including some pretty falls. Some elevation gains/drops but generally good footing.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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161 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Historic trail through the eastern seaboard. always a good day on the trail hiking in nature. friendly folk on the trail headed to the finish. plenty of good spots for a quick out-and-back hike with friends or loved ones, even solo.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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68 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We parked in the northern section of Shenandoah National Park at milepost 15.7 to hike a section of the AT. From the parking area we headed north on the AT and within a mile, came upon a beautiful rock outcropping and impressive views. It was early for a break but we couldn't resist playing on the rocks for quite a... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Head north from Skyland parking lot, which is where we stay. You can walk as far as you want, but make sure to veer off to see the views from Stoney Man summit and Little Stoney Man Summit.

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

What a wonderful week, this is a must for anyone who wants to be outdoors. You can go crazy and walk for hundreds of miles, or just stay at one of the National Parks and hike for the day like we did. We saw Black Bears, Deer and wonderful views of the valley. Needs to be on everyone's bucket list.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We did this just to say that we did it.. We only went out about a 1/2 mile and worked our way back.. Earlier, we had hiked down to the waterfalls so we were pretty exhausted.. The park is beautiful and I would recommend everyone supports our national parks..

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United States
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We only hiked a small portion of the trail while hiking the 10-mile Rip Rap Trail at Shenandoah National Park but the portion we hiked was wonderful. Not too steep but enough to break a sweat and the views were great..including the views of the little black bear! Definitely looking forward to hiking more of the trail in the future.

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Suffolk, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This was a long weekend trip with 19 of us Girl Scouts and we used the Appalachian Trail as the pathway to some of the loops around the park (Stony man, Dark Hollow, Story of the forest trail and Rose River). These are great trails to visit! Some were easy and some were a little harder, but very doable. Great... More

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