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The Best Backpacking in Newport

Looking for the best backpacking in Newport? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Newport. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Newport

  • Narrows, Virginia

    Rice Fields Shelter

    5.09 mi / 1270 ft gain
    Rice Fields Shelter is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Narrows, Virginia.
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  • Catawba, Virginia

    Virginia Triple Crown

    5.0
    29.24 mi / 5531 ft gain
    The Virginia Triple Crown is a combination of three of the most spectacular and popular hikes in the region. It combines the Dragon’s Tooth, McAfee’s Knob and Tinker Cliffs hikes into one long multi day hike along the Appalachian Trail. It makes for an excellent 2 day backpacking trip, with many ...
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  • Salem, Virginia

    McAfee Knob

    4.7
    7.79 mi / 1296 ft gain
    Intro McAfee Knob is one of the most photographed and picturesque locations along the Appalachian Trail. Once you reach McAfee Knob, you'll have almost 270 degree views of the the Roanoke Valley to the East, Catawba Valley and North Mountain to the West, and Tinker Cliffs to the North. Due to t...
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  • Daleville, Virginia

    Hay Rock

    4.6
    7.48 mi / 1276 ft gain
    If you're looking for a hike in the Roanoke area without the crowds that McAfee Knob draws, but still want a challenging hike with great views, try hiking to Hay Rock. This 7.5 mile round trip hike begins at the Park and Ride just off I-81 at the US-220 Troutville/Fincastle exit (150B). The gra...
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  • Bland, Virginia

    Garden Mountain, Chestnut Ridge, and Brushy Mountain via Appalachian Trail

    36.71 mi / 8468 ft gain
    Garden Mountain, Chestnut Ridge, and Brushy Mountain via Appalachian Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Tazewell, Virginia.
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  • Wytheville, Virginia

    Lick Mountain Boundary Trail

    7.62 mi / 1273 ft gain
    Lick Mountain Boundary Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Wytheville, Virginia.
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  • Rural Retreat, Virginia

    Crawfish/Channel Rock Trail Loop

    15.66 mi / 1903 ft gain
    Crawfish/Channel Rock Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Rural Retreat, Virginia.
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