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Best trails in Afton

104 Reviews
Looking for a great trail near Afton, Virginia? AllTrails has 5 great forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around James River State Park or Hardware River State Wildlife Management Are, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Mount Pleasant Special Management Area or Ragged Mountain Natural Area. Ready for some activity? There are 3 moderate trails in Afton ranging from 9.7 to 104.7 miles and from 1,889 to 3,687 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Afton
Top trails (5)
#1 - Skyline Drive: Waynesboro to Front Royal
Shenandoah National Park
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Length: 104.7 mi
A truly amazing drive with views on both sides. The National Park has the AT running the length and lots of short trails to views, to summits, to waterfalls and just plain trails. Breathtaking views, animals large and small and a resturant with a view at Skyland.Show more
#2 - Blue Ridge Parkway
Blue Ridge Parkway
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Length: 467 mi
#3 - Appalachian Trail: Rockfish Gap to Wolf Shelter
Afton, Virginia
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 5 h 1 m
#4 - Appalachian Trail: Rockfish Gap to Chester Gap
Shenandoah National Park
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Length: 99.8 mi • Est. Multi-day
#5 - Rockfish Gap to Dripping Rock and Humpback Mountain via Appalachian Trail
George Washington and Jefferson National Forests
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Length: 16 mi • Est. 8 h 45 m