Appalachian Trail: Snickers Gap to Blackburn Trail Center

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Appalachian Trail: Snickers Gap to Blackburn Trail Center is a 7.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bluemont, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2253 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

19 days ago

Great hike

19 days ago

Great trail! Not much to see after the cliffs. The horse flies are quite active when I hiked the trail.

hiking
19 days ago

1 month ago

Nice stretch of trail. Part of the well named roller coaster AT section. Plenty of good water sources and camp sites. Only 4 stars because there is only one nice overlook, but that one is very nice.

1 month ago

1 month ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Had a great time hiking this section, wish it had more views but nice challenge and glad I got to experience some of the AT while on a work trip.

Blackburn was a great site for hikers.

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Super rocky in places but great on a dry sunny day! Difficulty level is moderate to high for seasoned trail hiker / runner.

trail running
4 months ago

Saturday was windy and low 20's, love running in the cold. It didn't take very long to heat up with all the elevation. Started off very rocky and hilly but after about 4 miles in, we could pick up the pace. Great views along the way, passed about 20 other people from hikers, dog walkers to runners. We turned around just before Blackburn and did 14 miles out and back with 3700ish' of elevation. Excellent trail, easy to follow, scenic and I'd rate it moderate/difficult IMO, we had an awesome time and would do again if I'm in the area.

hiking
4 months ago

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5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

They don't call this trail roller coaster (or portion of it) for nothing. We started at Blackburn Trail Center, finished at Route 7 commuter parking lot, total 7.5 miles (one way, not out and back). A good workout. We also reached Bears Den Rock Overlook to the south of the commuter parking lot by adding another mile (out and back) to the total distance. This is part of the Appalachian Trail Virginia section hike.

7 months ago

8 months ago