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George Washington & Jefferson National Forests

Edinburgh Gap Rd, Millboro, VA 24460
+1 540-265-5100
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35 miles, multi-day sectional AT Backpacking Adventure

Went on a hike along the Appalachian Trail with a friend, totaled to around 35 miles in 3 day... read more

Reviewed July 5, 2017
Kenji K
New York City, New York
Be sure to visit the Breastworks

It was formally known as Fort Edward Johnson and was built to protect Staunton, VA during the Civil... read more

Reviewed December 20, 2016
cheryl h
Durham, North Carolina
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Founded in 1917, this forest is the site of many recreational activities, including hiking, biking and fishing.
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Edinburgh Gap Rd, Millboro, VA 24460
+1 540-265-5100
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Reviewed July 5, 2017

Went on a hike along the Appalachian Trail with a friend, totaled to around 35 miles in 3 day. Great weather, full moon, strenuous hike, a drizzle of morning rain, as expected of the AT. This was my first multi-day hike in a few years,...More

Thank Kenji K
Reviewed December 20, 2016

It was formally known as Fort Edward Johnson and was built to protect Staunton, VA during the Civil War. The trail head for the 7 mile Shenandoah Mountain Trail also starts here but because of the weather we didn't do that one. It started to...More

Thank cheryl h
Reviewed November 13, 2016 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...More

1  Thank Vance N
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...More

Thank cheryl h
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...More

9  Thank Maryann C
Reviewed July 26, 2016

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

1  Thank wecrushred
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.

3  Thank Robin N
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!

2  Thank Toni J
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...More

1  Thank kleiman63
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...More

10  Thank Stefan_Lempereur
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