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The Best Backpacking in Triangle

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

Top backpacking spots in and near Triangle

  • King George, Virginia

    Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail

    16.65 mi / 463 ft gain
    Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you through a nice forest located near King George, Virginia.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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