Explore Appalachian Trail: Virginia: Best Day Hikes - view hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This month marks the 80th anniversary of the #AppalachianTrail, which passes through 14 states from Maine to Georgia. . With so many access points along its approximate 2,190-mile route, this trail is not only an excellent option for thru-hikers and section-hikers, but also day-hikers and those looking to escape into nature for a few hours. . To honor the Appalachian Trail, we have compiled a list state by state of some of our favorite day hikes along the AT. Check out this list for Virginia and help us celebrate the legacy and natural wonder of this trail!

Appalachian Trail: Virginia: Best Day Hikes Map

We hiked this trail this morning in 4:12. The trail is not real technical but at this pace I️ found it challenging. There is some good elevation loss and gain. I️ think Moderate is a good designation. I️ met several older couples on the trail that were negotiating it quite handily at a pace comfortable to them. The trails are well maintained and the views at the top make the hike time well spent.

6 days ago

It was a pretty fun hike! The whole area was covered in dense fog so their were not many views at all. But once you get to the top there are places to go off trail and explore and that was very fun!

Quick hike, awesome view at the end. A 360 view if the mountains. Even took our 20 month old in a off road stroller but was a little rocky going up some parts for that but still worth it. When you get to the AT stay to the two right paths and you’ll make a loop back. Happy hiking!

Great hike. The leaves were amazing. Wear something orange. We heard hunters early on Saturday. Definitely do it again.

I did it today early morning and it was amazing but collapsed rocks are blocking the trail for few meters.