Appalachian Trail in Sky Meadows State Park is a 10.7 mile loop trail located near Delaplane, VA that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and trail running.
Sky Meadows State Park (540) 592-3556 11012 Edmonds Lane Delaplane, VA 20144
I took the kids up Piedmont (which was the best view all day), up Ambassador Whitehouse to the AT then down the North Ridge trail. It was a great hike and the kids really enjoyed it. We'd definitely go back.
This was a nice easy section to complete on the Appalachian Trail. It hit me that I was one day short of the psychological half way point on the AT Thru-Hike.
Very family friendly, wide open spaces and grand trees.