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George Washington & Jefferson National Forests

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Address: Edinburgh Gap Rd, Millboro, VA 24460
Phone Number: 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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Beautiful Mountains

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Robin N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 stars 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 stars 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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Thank kleiman63
Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Traveled w/ friends through the Jefferson National Forest, stunningly beautiful scenery along the narrow roadways.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Rode through with three friends on motorcycles as we were riding on an 8 day trip and I thought I'd add some nature to the mix. Beautiful scenery and the roads are well maintained but watch your speed as there are some twisties and the roads are a little narrower. Take your time and enjoy the nature. We got to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We hiked up to Spy Rock - an absolutely amazing 360 view form the top! The hike is uphill but lovely and woodsy most of the way - it's a bit of a rock scramble near the top, so be prepared. Don't miss this awesome hike!

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Want to get AWAY for the weekend... and enjoy rugged outdoors activities - hiking, mountain biking, fishing, etc.... Well, in SW VA there's the George Washington National Forest which is vast enough to hide many secrets and quiet enough to unwind the mind. Be sure to take a map (road & trail) as it's easy to get lost. Would recommend:... More 

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