We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Shenandoah National Park, VA
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 123 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Awakening hikes and breathtaking views

Bring sturdy walking shoes, hiking stick optional and select from various length trails to get an authentic experience and great vistas. Hikes good to combat fatigue of sitting in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Adventuretad
,
Durham, North Carolina
Add Photo Write a Review

123 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 119: English reviews
Durham, North Carolina
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Bring sturdy walking shoes, hiking stick optional and select from various length trails to get an authentic experience and great vistas. Hikes good to combat fatigue of sitting in car.

Helpful?
Thank Adventuretad
Hope, Maine
Level Contributor
342 reviews
140 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

We went for a short hike while staying at Skyland. It is an easy walk from there, smooth footing and well-cleared trail. It's a shame dogs are not allowed.

Helpful?
Thank Sonia T
Kingston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

easy hike in the shade along the AT--this section of the AT is very well maintained, clean, with some excellent views on you get closer to Big Meadows Campground

Helpful?
Thank chuckrand
Milford, Delaware
Level Contributor
97 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Over the past 48 years I have hiked on small portions of the Appalachian Trail as a way to complete a circuit hike within Shenandoah National Park. My last experience included the portion from Bootens Gap to Milam Gap and the portion from Pocosin Cabin to South River Picnic Area. I have always found the trail to be well maintained... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Larry T
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
111 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

We hiked 3 days on the Appalachian trail in shenandoah, from Lewis Mountain to Thornton Gap, sleeping at Big Meadows Lodge and Skyland Lodge. The temperature was in upper 70,s with high humidty. Be prepared to sweat. Most (not all) of the trail was in the shade. Lots of up and down. An average of 9 miles a day which... More 

Helpful?
Thank Judy L
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
217 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Hiked the AT in 2004 and decided to revisit a few sections here. Nice terrain of varying degrees from easy to strenuous. Saw deer and bear!

Helpful?
Thank Jjmat49022
Proctorville, Ohio
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

The family hiked a small section of the Appalachian Trail. had a blast! The kids now have a better appreciation for pioneer life.

Helpful?
Thank Douglas W
Level Contributor
20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Been coming for over 20 years and never can miss a few short hikes. Love the rock scramble for a challenge, always like to try somewhere new too.

Helpful?
Thank Jeanettashep
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The great thing about the AT in Shenandoah is you can experience as much or as little as you want, and you'll be rewarded with good exercise, a sense of wilderness, and spectacular views.

Helpful?
2 Thank Doug B
Long Island, New York
Level Contributor
117 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Easily one of my favorite hikes! Approaching from 81, the parking lot is on the left which could possibly fill up on weekends. We went on a Friday morning and arrived around 8:30 and there were a good amount of cars there. They have port-a-pottties in the parking lot, which is a huge plus for me. But getting back to... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank WallietheWalrus

Travelers who viewed Appalachian Trail also viewed

Shenandoah National Park, VA
Shenandoah National Park, VA
 
Shenandoah National Park, VA
Shenandoah National Park, VA
 

Been to Appalachian Trail? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Appalachian Trail and other visitors
7 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Appalachian Trail staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?