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Address: Edinburgh Gap Rd, Millboro, VA 24460
Phone Number: +1 540-265-5100
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Founded in 1917, this forest is the site of many recreational activities,...

Founded in 1917, this forest is the site of many recreational activities, including hiking, biking and fishing.

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Very long but what an AMAZING view at the top

I had my pedometer on so the miles are accurate in this review We started at the rt 311 parking lot. We took the full hike to McAfees Knob. Total distance was 4.85 miles 1 way... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 26, 2016
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Matawan, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small parking area, Walk up a steep fire road with private land on either side. Always stay to the left except at the top where you turn right (there is a sign). The top is a bit of a scramble to get up on the rocks but there were kids and multiple dogs that made it up and several route... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Braley Pond is in the George Washington National Forest. It offers several trail heads, a camp site, a picnic area, and a fully stocked pond. The campground is supposed to be the most haunted one in Virginia. The pond isn't very big and it isn't the most scenic, but the trails are nice. The pond, campsite, trails, and picnic area... More 

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Matawan, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

I had my pedometer on so the miles are accurate in this review We started at the rt 311 parking lot. We took the full hike to McAfees Knob. Total distance was 4.85 miles 1 way from parking lot to top. We walked at a moderate pace and it took 2 1/2 hrs to get to the top. Most of... More 

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Quicksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Amazing scenery, little valleys amongst the hills are beautiful. Definitely worth driving the country roads.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful areas around. Peaceful and serene, wonderful forest, mountain streams. Great for hiking or relaxing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Drove through this beautiful forest from our hotel in Woodstock, VA to Luray. Roads were well kept, lots of wildlife as well so keep a watchful eye. I definitely recommend this place especially in the fall!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2015

Between Lewisburg, WV towards Bathe. We made our way to Clarksburg, WV. The scenery and the roads were great through the forest. A stream runs beside most of the road. There were a lot of pull offs to stop and get out and play in the stream.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2015

I hiked Appalachian trail to McAfee knob which was a unique and outstandin experience. Hike is not too long (4 miles), not too steep. When you reach knob the view is really breath taking. Words cannot describe, so all I can say is put your hiking shoes on, take your back pack (with water, dry food and warm clothes) and... More 

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Macon, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2015

Beautiful forests. Also enjoyed Skyline Drive; Hot Springs; Natural Bridge; and Jefferson's Poplar Forest Home (retreat) in Forest, Va - very interesting.

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Stafford, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015

This was a beautiful drive and had many great lakes with in the forest. We especially LOVED Sherando Lake. The kids could swim with the fish, go back and forth to a small island, and relax on the beach with some snacks. There are restroom facilities and plenty of shaded areas if the sun isn't your thing. There are also... More 

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