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Appalachian Trail

Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
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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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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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124 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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17 attraction reviews
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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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Newark, Delaware
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30 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The Appalachian Trail through Shenandoah National Park (the Shennies) is a great hike. The terrain is gentle and fairly tame compared to other sections of the Georgia to Maine trail. I made a long weekend trip and used the Appalachian Trail as the pathway to lots of loop hikes around the park (Cedar Run, White Oak Canyon, Dark Hollow, and... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Staying in Shenandoah by Big Meadows Lodge. We briefly jumped on the trail, just to say we did it. What an intresting experience. Meeting many that day each person inspired me in some way. First most started in Gorgia and planned to go to Maine! Some taking a month up to 3. Guys Gals pups. All with a smile just... More

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Brea, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

You go there to relax but your senses are alive. You go to see peace and tranquility but it's exciting. Beautiful place to get away with your thoughts and inner peace.

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Sperryville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

There are plenty of easy trail access points within the park which allow for you to jump on the trail and take advantage of some great views without too much effort. Besides, you get the bonus of saying you have hiked the Appalachian Trail, or at least a small part. For those who hike it all, more power to you!... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

This trail crosses the east of the US from Georgia to the border with canda. We have attempted parts of it (small parts, never more than 6-8 miles at a time) in Shenandoah NP. The views are wonderful after you climb steep hills, and you always meet someone that is attempting the whole trail. Offer encouragement to those people, they... More

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