Virginia

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Top Adventures in Virginia

  • Hike McAfee Knob

    From the parking lot on RT311: Cross the road and pick up the white blazed AT headed north. In about .4 miles you will reach an information kiosk where you will continue on the AT. About half way through the hike you will pass Johns Spring Shelte...

    8.8 miles 1740 ft gain

  • Backpack Rocky Mount Trail in Shenandoah National Park

    The trail begin 0.1 miles north of Two Mile Run Overlook at milepost 76.2 on Skyline Drive. You can park at this overlook for the night, just make sure you fill out a (free) wilderness permit and walk the short way on Skyline Drive to the trailhea...

    9.8 miles 2200 ft gain

  • 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 the east, are some of the best around. It's somew...

    2 miles 800 ft gain

  • Hike Old Rag Mountain

    Be prepared to deal with crowds, especially on the rock scrambles, which tend to cause a bottle neck. I would recommend starting out early, around 6 or 7 am to avoid the crowds. Definitely arrive no later than 9:30am, as the parking lot fills up q...

    9 miles 2510 ft gain

  • Hike the Devil's Bathtub

    The Devil’s Bathtub is a deep pool of blue-green water known for being a great swimming hole and a beautiful natural feature. This hike is a 3.2 mile out and back hike with 250 feet elevation gain. There are at least 15 stream crossings, so extre...

    3.2 miles 250 ft gain

  • Hike to Spy Rock

    The hike is part of the George Washington National Forest, and can easily be combined with nearby Crabtree Falls (300ft cascading waterfall with a hike to the top). The entire trip is 3.1 miles, and there are nice campsites at the base of the summ...

    3.1 miles

  • 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. There is also a really fun little rock scramble at the top that scares a lot of ...

    1.2 miles 380 ft gain

  • 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. According to the information post at the overlook, “The site was once visited by [Thomas] Jefferson to survey the falls and he mentions it in his manuscr...

  • Hike Mount Rogers

    First of all, who doesn't love wild ponies!  There are tons of ponies here, and although they are wild, they are not afraid of people and you can get pretty close (just don't feed them!).  Once you enter Grayson Highlands State Park, you will see ...

    8 miles 1080 ft gain

  • Hike Little Stony Man, Shenandoah National Park

    The parking lot for the trail is right before mile 40 on Skyline drive in Shenandoah National Park. The entire out and back is only .9 miles, so it's the perfect hike to take in a sunset after a long day, take a break from driving, or just pick a...

    0.9 miles

  • Hike the Sharp Top Trail

    Once thought to be the highest peak in Virginia, this 2.5 hour hike is one that will leave you speechless at the top. Park at the Peaks of Otter Nature Center (which is now closed). The trailhead is located to the right of the building. You will c...

  • Hike Devil's Marbleyard

    Want to scale the side of a rock face? If you do, I highly suggest adding this adventure to your list. Hiking to the marbleyard and back to the parking lot will have you at a 3 mile journey. How many hours will it take to hike the trail and tackle...

    3 miles 1600 ft gain

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    • 1946 Laurel Valley Road

      Grindstone

      Overview Grindstone Campground is tucked in the Fairwood Valley among pastures and wooded hillsides. The surrounding Mount Rogers National Recreation Area provides endless opportunities for fun and...

    • Luray, Virginia

      Luray KOA

    • Elberon, Virginia

      Blackwater Birds And Bees

      Very secluded site, on a ridge, overlooking the Blackwater river. Set up your tents under huge old beech and oak trees while you enjoy a beautiful view of one of Virginia's only designated scenic w...

      From $53/night

    • Covington, Virginia

      Bolar Mountain Recreation Area

      Overview Bolar Mountain Recreation Area is a great destination for visitors looking for a fun getaway on Lake Moomaw. The area provides plenty of activities, including boating, fishing and hiking, ...

    • Williamsburg, Virginia

      Williamsburg / Busch Gardens Area KOA

    • Wytheville, Virginia

      Wytheville KOA

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