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The Best Backpacking in Marshall

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Top backpacking spots in and near Marshall

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Purcellville, Virginia

    Appalachian Trail: Keys Gap to David Lesser Memorial Shelter

    6.9 mi / 801 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail: Keys Gap to David Lesser Memorial Shelter is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
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  • Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    Harpers Ferry Lower Town Trail Loop

    4.32 mi / 495 ft gain
    Harpers Ferry Lower Town Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
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  • Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    Appalachian Trail: Weverton to Gathland State Park

    19.26 mi / 1916 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail: Weverton to Gathland State Park is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
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  • Knoxville, Maryland

    Appalachian Trail: Weverton Cliffs to Pine Knob Shelter

    19.22 mi / 3402 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail: Weverton Cliffs to Pine Knob Shelter is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Knoxville, Maryland.
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  • Knoxville, Maryland

    Appalachian Trail: Weverton Heights to Ed Garvey Shelter

    5.87 mi / 1217 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail: Weverton Heights to Ed Garvey Shelter is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Knoxville, Maryland.
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  • Luray, Virginia

    White Oak Canyon to Upper Falls

    4.8
    4.28 mi / 866 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 s...
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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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