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Address: Shenandoah National Park, VA
Activities: Hiking

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A very very very long walk

I only did a fraction of the Appalachian trail in the Shenandoah national park. If you are contemplating the 2100-odd mile walk, set aside a few months! Also, worth reading Bill... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I only did a fraction of the Appalachian trail in the Shenandoah national park. If you are contemplating the 2100-odd mile walk, set aside a few months! Also, worth reading Bill Bryson's 'A walk in the woods'.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Do not miss the opportunity to do a hike on the historic Appalachian Trail. The AT passes through Shenandoah National Park and is available to anyone who wants to hike a section of it. The level of difficulty on the AT varies from easy to hard, so be sure to check maps and talk to the Rangers at the visitors... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We visited the Appalachian Trail when the weather was quite unsettled. Even then, there were quite a few options. I won't recommend trails that have steep sections, but there are many other choices. We even came across a Civic War Cemetery. Definitely worth taking the trail if you are in the area.

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Germantown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I'm not much of a hiker but I'd have to say that it was fun. We saw a waterfall and the park ranger directed us to a neat overlook on the mountain. I'd do this again. My top : Ask the ranger where some good places are to hike!

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Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Beautiful section of the appalachian trail. If you are lucky and here at the right time of year you may get the chance to meet some thru hikers. Be sure to give yourself some time to take in a hike or even better, plan a camping trip and stay overnight.

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Ada, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

A beautiful day of hiking with some great history tied to it! Of course we learn about the Appalachian Trial while in school growing up so to be able to go hike on part of it was really very cool! So pretty, lovely views, some parts are easy and some are more strenuous.

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Bribie Island, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

There's nothing bad to say about the appalachian trail in Shenandoah. We loved it. The drive through the park is amazing - so much wildlife - especially deer, beautiful colours and loads of walking tracks. Our only regret was that we couldn't spend more time there.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

have visited many time over years including hiking entire length in maryland and virginia, never the same, each season brings different views and experiences, wild life abounds, including black bears... lots of camping spots for trailblazers or tenderfoots

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Howell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This is a wonderful trail if you like hiking. Depending on when you hike it you will encounter thru-hikers that are more then willing to share their stories with you. Some sections are tough but for the most part anyone in decent physical condition can do a section

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I absolutely love SNP and the AT. About 100 miles of the AT runs through the park, and then there are 500 miles of side trails. Do not miss the side trails--that's where all the views are. The AT through the park is supposed to be "easy" (easy being a relative term) but I've found it does have its challenges.... More 

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Address: Shenandoah National Park, VA
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