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Great Work-Out! Even Better People

Hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT) is a challenging opportunity and the people you will meet along the way are amazing. I learn more each time I travel a section on the trail... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2016
Lisa K
Magnolia, Delaware

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Magnolia, Delaware
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

Hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT) is a challenging opportunity and the people you will meet along the way are amazing. I learn more each time I travel a section on the trail. ....and if you get a chance to visit the Blackburn Trail Center, be sure to say "Hi" to amazing caretakers!

Thank Lisa K
Madison, Mississippi
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46 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2015

Even though Damascus is a small town, it has so much going on. You can bike the Virginia Creeper Trail or hike part of the Appalachian trail from there. Damascus in called the "Trail Town". Great restaurants and places to eat or stay for the night. Very friendly people. A nice stop over as you hike thru.

2 Thank Joanna P
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91 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

We hiked Elk Garden to the top of Mount Rogers. The path was rocky and wound through the mountains. The ascent was somewhat strenuous manageable. The vistas of the mountains are awe inspiring. The spur to Mount Rogers is about half a mile. Look for survey markers on the top of the rocks at the top. It took us about... More 

2 Thank grosbea
Concord, North Carolina
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134 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2015

We did a section hike from Shady Valley to Damascus, hiking 25 miles with one overnight on the trail. It was a lot of fun and I can't wait to do another one. I have no plans to hike the entire AT but really enjoy the section hikes.

1 Thank grave_seeker
Dugspur, Virginia
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202 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2015

Only hiked a short section of the trail to Mt Rogers. The wildflowers were spectacular especially the trout lilies and trillium. Well worth the effort.

1 Thank BlueridgeCharlie
Quinton, Virginia
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39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2015

We took an AT trail entry point that started at Straight Branch parking area and looped back onto the Creeper Trail...about 4 miles. Pure beauty and serenity hiking the trail with friends. Not recommended for children under 8.

3 Thank Joe P
Marion, North Carolina
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62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2015

Beautiful trails - not as easy as you would think. Met interesting people. Go take a hike! It goes thru several states. Starting from Georgia and ending in Maine.

1 Thank Cherie F
South Bend
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2015

We did a short section of the AT from Damascus. We had to detour back down to 58 because of a bridge washout and took the Virginia Creeper Trail back to Damascus.

2 Thank Susan L
Middletown, Virginia
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2014

Mt. Rogers is worth the hike. NPS was ahead of us making sure branches were not blocking the trail. You can see several states near the top.

Thank Lisa C
Rogersville, Tennessee, United States
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2014

The terrain is smooth for walking or biking. I would recommend this trail for anyone who wants to reconnect with nature.

Thank Denise G

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