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Appalachian Trail: Elkwallow Wayside to Hogback Overlook

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Shenandoah National Park

Appalachian Trail: Elkwallow Wayside to Hogback Overlook is a 5.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Luray, Virginia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 5.8 mi Elevation gain 1,233 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Wildlife

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Well groomed lightly traffic section of the AT with enough elevation gain to make it seem like a moderate workout. No vistas, but good birding and bear habitat along the way.

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Reviews (27)
Photos (130)
Recordings (35)
Completed (86)
Hannah Mackey
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Hiking

Elevation was a bit tough on a hot and muggy summer day, but the forest was wonderful to walk through, even with no major views on this section. The trail was well maintained and there was a group of park staff out on the trail the day we hiked, keeping it clear of logs and such.

Theo Trailblazer
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HikingRocky

It is an okay walking trail. No overlook and not a lot to offer for a hike. I didn’t like that you have to cross two streets and have to walk through a parking lot to get to the “overlook”. Will not be doing this again, but it is done.

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Mary Beth Yarbrough
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Hiking

3.2 mi section hike Hogback- Jeremy’s Run/Elkwallow picnic area. AT SOBO, downhill!!

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Lisa Leonard
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HikingBugs
First to Review

We only did about 2 miles from Hogback, but the scenery was lovely and only a handful of people were around. Some of the ferns were five feet tall, and they carpeted much of the forest floor.

Daren Wickham
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Keith Schofield
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James Goodwin
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Misty M.
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Duane Davis
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D.W. Penn
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Katedra Nixon
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Hugh Mulholland
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Liz Hillick
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George Pomeroy
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Bob Maher
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N B.
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Lou Cabrera
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William Shafnisky
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Danielle Wong
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Markus Blank
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William Griffin
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Christian Koval
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Steve Emery
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Brian B.
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Edward Leno
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Louis Lauck
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Ian McAllister
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