G. Richard Thompson Wildlife Trail is a 17.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Linden, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Positives - The incline up the north trail is pretty decent, so a nice workout on glutes.
Negative - I really came for the "view" on my workout but there wasn't a scenic view at all.
The AT is pretty much always awesome. Prefer the bigger mountains (and associated views) just a bit farther away but this is a great place to hike and run whether it be north or south on the AT from here.
I am section hiking the AT, this was one of the longer days. Dropped a car at Tucker's Lane off RT55 in Linden, VA then drove to Sky Meadow park as the jump off. It's 2 miles up hill to get to AT. Once on the AT its very moderate through out. Total hike was about 12 miles.
It was a moderate trail. I recorded about 6 miles but my map only started to record the return trip which was 3.2. It was fun not many people and I saw about 10 dears. There might be some bears around, I saw lots of scat on the actual trail but didn't see a bear (thank god! ).
First real hike reasonably intense!
Great show - the Trillium were in bloom
Over- nighted this one!!