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Great Hiking Near Leesburg................

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Great Hiking Near Leesburg................

Anyone have any great suggestions for 4/5 hour hiking trails near Leesburg. Thanks.

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1. Re: Great Hiking Near Leesburg................

I don't know if this is close enough for you, but Prince William Forest Park (part of NPS) at Dumfries is about an hour south of Leesburg. Great trails, you can spend many hours of enjoyable hiking. Here is the link:


Front Royal, north entrance to Shenandoah NP, is also about an hour west of Leesburg.

I haven't been yet but want to hike at Sugarloaf Mountain (MD), about 30+ minutes from Leesburg, here is a trail map:


If you find interesting trails, please let me know, I'm always looking.

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2. Re: Great Hiking Near Leesburg................

There is some of the best hiking in VA right outside Leesburg, including parts of the Appalachian Trail. The Piedmont Environmental Council offers great resources for hiking in Loudoun County:


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3. Re: Great Hiking Near Leesburg................

The Banshee Reeks preserve is very close to Leesburg. Algonkian Park runs along the Potomac River just east of Leesburg, as does the C&O Canal (but on the Maryland side of the river, a short drive away up Route 15).

You are not too far from the Appalachian Trail (go out Route 7 to the west), or for something tamer there is always the WO&D Trail along an old railroad right of way that runs right through town and goes east or west. I agree that PECVA is a good resource. Even give them a call, the office is very friendly and helpful about anything concerning the local environment.

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4. Re: Great Hiking Near Leesburg................

Appalachian trail!!! Go up rte seven west towards Winchester and you'll see parking on the left at the top of the mountain before berryville at Mt. weather. Or go right and trails are up that way in the retreat.

Harpers ferry in WV is beautiful and Maryland heights is easily a good 3 hours and as intense as you would like for it to be:0) there's a cool ap for iPhone to find trails and state parks too! Just run a search and take your pick. . . If u have a droid, I pity you until windows 8 comes out and crushes all that is Mac:0)

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5. Re: Great Hiking Near Leesburg................

Red Rocks Wilderness Overlook is another good option for Leesburg


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6. Re: Great Hiking Near Leesburg................

Here's another good resource for hiking in the area...


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7. Re: Great Hiking Near Leesburg................

White Oak Canyon is GORGEOUS every time of year, and has rewards of waterfalls as you go


Big Schloss is another favorite with amazing views as a reward


I saw someone else say SugarLoaf, thats a great easy one if you have kids and pets


The C&O is great, you can even find a cave or two along the way


Really,..the possibilities are endless!!

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