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The Best Hiking in Elkton

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Top hiking spots in and near Elkton

  • Elkton, Virginia

    Fridley Gap Trail

    9.59 mi / 2785 ft gain
    Fridley Gap Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Elkton, Virginia.
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  • Stanardsville, Virginia

    Hightop Peak Loop via Appalachian Trail

    8.8 mi / 2178 ft gain
    Hightop Peak Loop via Appalachian Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Elkton, Virginia.
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  • Elkton, Virginia

    Hike to Hightop Mountain, Shenandoah NP

    4.5
    3.2 mi / 900 ft gain
    The parking area for the Hightop Mountain hike is one mile south of the Swift Run Gap entrance on Skyline Drive. If you’re looking to add extra mileage to your hike, you can also park at the entrance and pick up the Appalachian Trail just south of the overpass (doing so will add 1.2 miles each w...
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  • 38.38114,-78.51699, Virginia

    Saddleback Mountain and Appalachian Trail Loop

    3.97 mi / 525 ft gain
    Saddleback Mountain and Appalachian Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Elkton, Virginia.
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  • Stanardsville, Virginia

    Hike South River Falls

    4.3
    4.4 mi
     The trail head for the South River Falls Trail is located at mile marker 63 off of Skyline Drive via the South River Picnic Area.  Loop around the picnic area until you reach the Eastern corner where you will find a sign and a map marking the beginning of the 4.2-mile trail.  Over the first mile...
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  • Massanutten, Virginia

    Kaylor's Knob Trail

    4.0
    3.56 mi / 381 ft gain
    Kaylor's Knob Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Mc Gaheysville, Virginia.
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  • Elkton, Virginia

    Rocky Mount Trail Loop

    3.2
    9.58 mi / 2200 ft gain
    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 trailhead. Immediately climb a wooded knoll before headin...
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  • Free Union, Virginia

    Brown Rocky Mountain Trail

    9.37 mi / 2254 ft gain
    Brown Rocky Mountain Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Dyke, Virginia.
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  • Free Union, Virginia

    Ivy Creek via Appalachian Trail

    2.76 mi / 827 ft gain
    Ivy Creek via Appalachian Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Grottoes, Virginia.
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  • Elkton, Virginia

    East Branch Naked Creek Trail

    5.8 mi / 1358 ft gain
    East Branch Naked Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Stanley, Virginia.
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  • Elkton, Virginia

    Bearfence Mountain Loop

    4.8
    1.04 mi / 220 ft gain
    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 people away, but makes for a more secluded summit,...
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  • Stanley, Virginia

    Hike to Bear Church Rock via Bootens Gap

    3.5
    9.4 mi / 800 ft gain
    The trail leads along the ridge of Jones Mountain to the gorgeous views at Bear Church Rock, and it's the perfect hike for those seeking solitude - didn't see another soul the entire time on a holiday weekend.From the parking lot, head out left on the AT northbound. In .4 miles you will come to a...
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  • Elkton, Virginia

    Cat Knob, Bear Church Rocks, Staunton River Trail, Fork Mountain

    11.04 mi / 2277 ft gain
    Cat Knob, Bear Church Rocks, Staunton River Trail, Fork Mountain is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Elkton, Virginia.
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  • 38.4683745057461,-78.4571886062622, Virginia

    Jones Mountain Trail to Cat Knob and Bear Church Rock

    11.31 mi / 2405 ft gain
    Jones Mountain Trail to Cat Knob and Bear Church Rock is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Stanardsville, Virginia.
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  • Crozet, Virginia

    Loft Mountain Loop via Appalachian Trail

    1.97 mi / 482 ft gain
    Loft Mountain Loop via Appalachian Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Grottoes, Virginia.
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  • Free Union, Virginia

    Hike Frazier Discovery Trail

    5.0
    1.3 mi / 950 ft gain
    There are two ways to the summit: the first is a 1.3 mile loop that starts at the Loft Mountain Wayside parking lot at mile marker 79.5 off of Skyline Drive in the southern district of Shenandoah National Park.  The second way is a 3.7 mile hike out and back from the Loft Mountain Campground, but...
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