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The Best Backpacking in Front Royal

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Top backpacking spots in and near Front Royal

  • 38.82346,-78.17039, Virginia

    Appalachian Trail: Compton Gap to Jenkins Gap

    4.84 mi / 1257 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail: Compton Gap to Jenkins Gap is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Huntly, Virginia.
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  • Rileyville, Virginia

    Beecher Ridge and Overall Run Loop via Appalachian Trail

    11.42 mi / 2946 ft gain
    Beecher Ridge and Overall Run Loop via Appalachian Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Rileyville, Virginia.
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  • Rileyville, Virginia

    Hike to Overall Run Falls

    5.0
    6.1 mi / 1700 ft gain
    Start at the Hogback parking lot at MP 21.1 on the Skyline Drive. Take the Appalachian Trail south for 0.8 miles, and turn right onto the Tuscarora-Overall Run Trail. After 0.5 miles you will come to another intersection-keep right to stay on the Tuscarora-Overall Run Trail. A final intersection...
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  • Sky Meadows State Park, Virginia

    Camp at Sky Meadows State Park

    5.0
    2 mi
    Camping at Sky Meadows State Park is a great location to backpack with young kids or if you are new to backpacking. The campground has 18 primitive walk-in campsites located 1.03 miles from the overnight parking lot at the park entrance. Reservations can be made online. After checking-in and park...
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  • Markham, Virginia

    Sky Meadows State Park via Appalachian Trail Loop

    11.06 mi / 2057 ft gain
    Sky Meadows State Park via Appalachian Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Paris, Virginia.
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  • Rileyville, Virginia

    Backpack Jeremy's Run Trail, Shenandoah NP

    3.3
    10 mi
    This hike is best done as a two-day, one-night backpacking trip, however it can be done as a day hike if you don't wish to backpack.Jeremy’s Run is a beautifully forested 10 mile roundtrip hike with numerous stream-crossing. The trailhead starts at the Elkwallow Picnic area, at about mile 24 of S...
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  • Mount Weather, Virginia

    Ashby Hollow via Appalachian Trail

    5.42 mi / 1594 ft gain
    Ashby Hollow via Appalachian Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Bluemont, Virginia.
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  • Wardensville, West Virginia

    Backpack White Rocks, George Washington NF

    4.5
    9.8 mi
    The trail begins near the upper parking area next to a closed gate. If you park in the lower parking area, you'll have to walk about .3 miles up the road to get to this gate.Start out on the forest service (FS) orange blazed trail, following it for about a quarter mile. From there head onto Old M...
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  • Bluemont, Virginia

    Hike to Bears Den Overlook

    4.4
    1 mi
    Bears Den is a collection of rocks and boulders that overlooks the Shenandoah Valley in northern Virginia, just off the Appalachian Trail. You have two options to access this overlook: park at the bottom of the mountain and hike up to the overlook via the trail, or drive to the top and access the...
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  • Bluemont, Virginia

    Hike to Raven Rock

    4.3
    5 mi / 1000 ft gain
    Starting at a small parking lot right off of Route 7 (wuick right onto Pine Grove Road) this hike takes you North on the Appalachian Trail in a very hilly/rocky part of the trail. Expect to gain and lose 300 feet+ multiple times! It's about 2.5 miles each way so budget at least a few hours to go ...
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  • Hardy County, West Virginia

    Tuscarora, Wilson Cove, and Halfmoon Lookout Loop

    17.91 mi / 3304 ft gain
    Tuscarora, Wilson Cove, and Halfmoon Lookout Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Wardensville, West Virginia.
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  • Hardy County, West Virginia

    Pond Run and White Rocks Loop Trail

    10.69 mi / 1932 ft gain
    Pond Run and White Rocks Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Wardensville, West Virginia.
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  • Syria, Virginia

    Hike White Oak Canyon

    4.8
    4.8 mi / 1200 ft gain
    Between mile 42 and 43 of Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park is the trailhead for WhiteOak Canyon. Begin at the trailhead from the parking lot and cross the Limberlost Trail in .3 miles. Continue on and you will cross your first footbridge shortly. After another mile you will cross the se...
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  • Wardensville, West Virginia

    Hike to Tibbet Knob

    5.0
    3.1 mi / 830 ft gain
    Park for free at Wolf Gap Campground and cross the road where you will pass some picnic tables and campsites.  Follow the signs to the the yellow blazed Tibbet Knob trail.  In half a mile, there is a little path to a summit on your left where you can catch a glimpse of Mill Mountain and Big Schlo...
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  • Wardensville, West Virginia

    Hike and Camp Tibbett Knob

    5.0
    3.2 mi / 900 ft gain
    This hike is short, but steep and very rocky.  Park your car at the Wolf Gap Recreation Area (no fee). For a longer hike, head around the campground loop and find the trailhead for the Mill Mountain road, and hike up to Big Schloss (this will add 4 miles total to your day).  **Note: There is no w...
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  • Syria, Virginia

    Cedar Run, White Oak, Old Rag, Weakley Hollow and Nicholson Hollow Trail

    18.45 mi / 4718 ft gain
    Cedar Run, White Oak, Old Rag, Weakley Hollow and Nicholson Hollow Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Syria, Virginia.
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