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The Best Backpacking in Goshen

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Top backpacking spots in and near Goshen

  • Swoope, Virginia

    Elliott Knob Trail

    8.48 mi / 2382 ft gain
    Elliott Knob Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Craigsville, Virginia.
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  • Amherst, Virginia

    Hike Mount Pleasant

    4.6
    6.15 mi / 1700 ft gain
    From the Mount Pleasant Parking Area, take the blue blazed Pompey Mountain Trail that is just beyond the horse gate. As it's a loop, you can start at either entrance, but I prefer heading left to get the longer leg of the hike before the summit (always better to have an easy journey down in the a...
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  • Monroe, Virginia

    Bluff Mountain

    3.69 mi / 1345 ft gain
    Bluff Mountain is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Monroe, Virginia.
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  • Tyro, Virginia

    Spy Rock via Cash Hollow

    4.9
    5.71 mi / 1191 ft gain
    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 5.7 miles, and there are nice campsites at the base of the summit (no water source) if you want to add on this pr...
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  • Hot Springs, Virginia

    Backpack around Lake Moomaw

    5.0
    6.6 mi / 1200 ft gain
    On your way to the trailhead don't forget to pull off the road at the scenic outlook to take in the vast expanse of Lake Moomaw (you won't miss it!).Start off your adventure by parking at the end of Twin Ridge Drive (37.976545, -79.985582). From this point, hike down the little paved driveway int...
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  • Big Island, Virginia

    Little Rocky Row Loop via Appalachian Trail

    10.94 mi / 2388 ft gain
    Little Rocky Row Loop via Appalachian Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Monroe, Virginia.
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  • Lyndhurst, Virginia

    Backpack Three Ridges Loop

    4.6
    14.2 mi / 3960 ft gain
    From the parking area at Reids Gap, start off on the white-blazed A.T heading south as the trail begins on the left side of a clearing. You will begin climbing Meadow Mountain shortly and in .8 miles arrive at the top of the ridge, where you will continue on downhill for another .8 miles until y...
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  • Roseland, Virginia

    Backpack Reeds Gap to Rockfish Gap

    5.0
    20 mi
    Note: We usually get a chance to take this trip in the summer, so please pay attention to the weather and pack accordingly. This description is for a July/August hike and the temperatures were in the 80s during the day and 60s at night. During this time of year rain showers are always a possibili...
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  • Roseland, Virginia

    Dripping Rock South via Appalachian Trail

    2.24 mi / 364 ft gain
    Dripping Rock South via Appalachian Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Nellysford, Virginia.
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  • Buchanan, Virginia

    Hike to Apple Orchard Falls

    3.7
    5.6 mi / 1000 ft gain
    There are a few different ways that you can do this hike. One way is to start at the North Creek campground (37.54244, -79.58531) and do a loop hike that's about 6 miles, which will take you to the falls up along a stream with some swimming holes and nice campsites. I did it the other way, which ...
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  • Lyndhurst, Virginia

    Humpback Mountain and the Rocks via Appalachian Trail

    5.95 mi / 1122 ft gain
    Humpback Mountain and the Rocks via Appalachian Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Nellysford, Virginia.
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  • Augusta County, Virginia

    George Washington North River Gorge Trail

    9.9 mi / 971 ft gain
    George Washington North River Gorge Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Mount Solon, Virginia.
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  • Roseland, Virginia

    Camp at Devil’s Backbone Basecamp

    5.0
    This place has it all : a bomb fire pit, live music, distillery, restaurant, 48 taps, mountain views, and more!  Not to mention, it’s in a great location for exploring. It’s close to tons of breweries, wineries, and cideries, it’s just a few miles from the Appalachian trail, and close to Shenando...
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  • Buchanan, Virginia

    Hike Apple Orchard Mountain

    3.8
    4 mi / 400 ft gain
    The top of Apple Orchard Mountain is easily accessible via the Appalachian Trail. Access the trail at the Sunset Field Overlook at MP 78.4 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The concrete path will end shortly and turn into a blue blazed trail. Follow this for 0.25 miles until it intersects the Appalachia...
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  • Afton, Virginia

    Rockfish Gap to Dripping Rock and Humpback Mountain via Appalachian Trail

    16.44 mi / 3340 ft gain
    Rockfish Gap to Dripping Rock and Humpback Mountain via Appalachian Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Afton, Virginia.
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  • Waynesboro, Virginia

    Beagle Gap to Blackrock Gap

    27.88 mi / 5554 ft gain
    Beagle Gap to Blackrock Gap is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Crozet, Virginia.
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