G. Richard Thompson Wildlife Area via Appalachian Trail

EASY 25 reviews

G. Richard Thompson Wildlife Area via Appalachian 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 offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
17.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3602 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
9 hours ago

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

rock climbing
2 months ago

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3 months ago

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7 months ago

7 months ago

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.

trail running
7 months ago

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.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

nice ..

backpacking
11 months ago

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.

hiking
11 months ago

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! ).

11 months ago

Great walk

hiking
Saturday, August 27, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, May 04, 2016

First real hike reasonably intense!