Hike the Woodmarsh Trail

Just at the entrance to Mason Neck State Park is the Woodmarsh Trail. The entire loop is about 3 miles. This is a pleasant easy hike that is relatively flat with no rocks to speak of.

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Hike the Soapstone Valley Trail

This is an out-and-back trail that starts and ends on different roads, but you will have better luck parking on Albemarle Street NW (where I have indicated the trailhead is on the map).

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Hike at Turkey Run Park, McLean

Turkey Run Park is available to hikers year-around and is located just off of George Washington Parkway in McLean, Virginia.

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Hike the Scott's Run Nature Preserve Trail

This nature preserve can be hiked year-round and is a sanctuary for rare wildflowers, birds, and other wildlife including deer and fox.

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Hike the Lake Elkhorn Trail

Park in the lot to access the trail (see map). This is an ideal trail to walk with kids, or to do by yourself! Dogs are welcome too.  Photos: Fuzzy Gerdes, therapybeagles, Yngve Roennike

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Camping Switzer Lake

From Harrisonburg, Virginia take 33 west for 28 miles until you come to Skidmore Fork Road. Take a left onto this road and follow it down a steep hill.

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Hike Bear Church Rock via the Graves Mill Trail

Starting at the Graves Mill Parking area, head up the yellow blazed trail that is marked by a big cement marker. The trail will follow closely beside the gorgeous Rapidan River.

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Hike Robertson Mountain in Shenandoah NP

Robertson Mountain is often overshadowed by the nearby Old Rag Mountain, but standing 5 feet taller than Old Rag, this hike offers seclusion and gorgeous views to the south.

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Hike to Hollow Brook Falls

This hike will start on the Appalachian Trail and will take you to a beautiful set of falls.  When you arrive at the location you will see numerous spots along the side of the road to park.

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Camp at Red Creek Campground

Beginning your hikes from the Red Creek Campground gives you plenty of good options.

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Photograph Grandview Overlook in the New River Gorge

From the main parking lot at Grandview's visitor center, follow the well marked paved trail about 0.1 miles to the Main Overlook. There is a large platform for viewing the New River here.

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John Muir Trail: Middle Rae Lake

You'll have to deal with some crowds at Rae Lakes but that is because this is an amazing setting to spend the night.

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Explore Falling Spring Falls in the Alleghany Highlands

Just nine miles north of I-64, this viewpoint is not one to be missed if you’re in the area.

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Hike to Tolmie Peak's Fire Lookout

Mount Rainier is spectacular to look at, but sometimes the best views aren't from on its slopes, but just a little ways away.

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Hike to Blackrock Summit, Shenandoah NP

There are two route options, both are under 2 miles and are suitable for hikers of all experience levels.

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Hike Moorman's River

Along the hike, there are four "official" swimming holes to jump in, but you can make your own at any time.

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Swim at Panther Falls

From Lexington or Buena Vista, Virginia, take Rt. 60 east for several miles. As soon as you pass under the Blue Ridge Parkway, look for a gravel road on your right marked Panther Falls Road.

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Hike Humpback Rocks

This little hike is one of the most popular in the area, and for good reason! It's a short and steep one mile to the top, but the views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah National Park to th.

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Hike to Bearfence Mountain

This is one of my favorite hikes in Shenandoah National Park for its views, easy access to the trail, and the option to combine it with a much further hike on the AT.

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Hike Big Schloss

Big Schloss (the German word for “palace”) is a popular hike in the George Washington National Forest.  The trailhead is conveniently located at the Wolf Gap Campground.

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Hike Hawksbill Mountain

A hike to the summit of Hawksbill Mountain will not only put you at the highest point in Shenandoah National Park (4050'), but you'll have a 270 degree view perfect for a sunset.

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Hike the Shenandoah River State Park Loop

Shenandoah River State Park is located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley.  The park is full of well-maintained trails great for hiking and mountain biking.

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Photograph Buck Hollow Overlook

Buck Hollow Overlook is one of 72 beautiful overlooks that are on Skyline Drive.  Skyline Dive is the road that winds through the heart of Shenandoah National Park.

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Camp at Lava Point

Didn't make a reservation? Are all the Zion campgrounds full as usual? Don't worry, the less popular and more secluded Lava Point Campground is just about a 45 minute drive away and it's free! We cam.

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