Hiking Virginia - 4th Edition Guide Book

by Bill and Mary Burnham (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Virginia - 4th Edition  by Bill and Mary Burnham

326pp/photos/maps/elevation charts
ISBN: 9781493031269

Winner of a National Outdoor Book Award Honorable Mention, Hiking Virginia is indispensable for exploring the Commonwealth. Authors Bill and Mary Burnham breath fresh air into popular Virginia destinations, and explore commonly overlooked yet equally dramatic hikes. Explore the history of a young American nation; watch stories of lost cultures come alive; and imagine the ghosts of Indian raiders, moonshiners, and outlaws haunting the backcountry routes of the past. Packed with notes on plants, trees, and geology, plus a list of local attractions and "good eats and sleeps" for the weary hiker, Hiking Virginia covers the Commonwealth's outdoors from the sea shores to the mountain slopes, past and present.

© 2018 Bill and Mary Burnham/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Hiking Virginia - 4th Edition" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 45.
... Preview: The Blue Ridge of northern Virginia have none of the 4,000-foot-plus heights so plentiful on the Appalachian Trail farther south. Still, the northern Virginia leg is one exhausting climb after another ... From the guidebook "Hiking Virginia - 4th Edition"
Front Royal, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 54.5
... Preview: As an introduction to Virginia, it’s hard to top Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. The Appalachian Trail passes near the tallest mountains in the state. Close to the summit of Mount Rogers, wild ... From the guidebook "Hiking Virginia - 4th Edition"
Damascus, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 63.8
... Preview: The Appalachian Trail through southwest Virginia forsakes the Blue Ridge for the valley and ridge region, but loses none of the beauty or steep climbs. Open cliffs on Tinker Mountain and overlooks fro ... From the guidebook "Hiking Virginia - 4th Edition"
Marion, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 190.3
... Preview: The Appalachian Trail once ran the crest of the Blue Ridge from Roanoke north to Rockfish Gap, until construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway pushed sections onto outlying peaks. That’s good news for hi ... From the guidebook "Hiking Virginia - 4th Edition"
Roanoke, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 133.4
... Preview: Shenandoah National Park and the Appalachian Trail grew up together. Civilian Conservation Corps crews built Skyline Drive on right-of-ways carved by AT trail volunteers. The routes stay within a half ... From the guidebook "Hiking Virginia - 4th Edition"
Waynesboro, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 107.1
... Preview: Since colonial times, farmers have tilled the fields of Belle Isle; parts of this state park are farmed even today. Bird watchers, hikers, horseback riders, and cyclists in the mood for wide-open spac ... From the guidebook "Hiking Virginia - 4th Edition"
Lancaster, VA - Birding,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.3
... Preview: In German, schloss means “castle.” In Virginia, schloss can only refer to one geologic wonder, a towering outcrop of sandstone on Mill Mountain. Big Schloss is a popular day trip from Wolf Gap Recreat ... From the guidebook "Hiking Virginia - 4th Edition"
Wardensville, WV - Backpacking,Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 19.5
... Preview: Mountain Fork and Little Stony Creek thread the mountains of Wise and Scott Counties in wild and unpredictable fashion. Sticking with them faithfully is the 15-mile Chief Benge Scout Trail, a trek tha ... From the guidebook "Hiking Virginia - 4th Edition"
Norton, VA - Fishing,Hiking - Trail Length: 15.3
... Preview: Every spring and fall, millions of birds migrate between cold, northern environs and temperate and tropical homes in Central and South America. En route, their needs are simple: an occasional place to ... From the guidebook "Hiking Virginia - 4th Edition"
Chincoteague Island, VA - Birding,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Road Biking - Trail Length: 7.5-25 miles
... Preview: Originating in the flat bottomland and old fields of Crawfish Valley, the Crawfish–Channel Rock Trail ascends Brushy Mountain on steep, narrow footpaths to run northeast parallel to Walker Mountain. E ... From the guidebook "Hiking Virginia - 4th Edition"
Rural Retreat, VA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11.2
... Preview: Devils Fork is a luxuriant streamscape of rocks, cliffs, and small cascades that grow in size and frequency as you hike. It all comes together at the Devils Bathtub, where a long waterfall trips step ... From the guidebook "Hiking Virginia - 4th Edition"
Norton, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.1
... Preview: Barrier islands serve as an ecological first line of defense for our shores. Storms batter them, waves wear them down, wind strips them clean. Tucked out of harm’s way behind the islands lie sheltered ... From the guidebook "Hiking Virginia - 4th Edition"
Virginia Beach, VA - Birding,Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14.7
... Preview: If Mount Rogers’s summit is the heart, Iron Mountain is the backbone of southwest Virginia’s mountain playground. Its breadth, 80 miles from the Tennessee-Virginia state line to the New River, makes i ... From the guidebook "Hiking Virginia - 4th Edition"
Damascus, VA - Backpacking,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.1
... Preview: The ultimate surf-and-turf park, First Landing State Park is great for a tan—and far less crowded than the Atlantic beaches a few miles south. The “surf ” is the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, where it ... From the guidebook "Hiking Virginia - 4th Edition"
Virginia Beach, VA - Birding,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 6.5
... Preview: Some days, you can hike for miles and feel like you never left the parking lot. Other times, it can feel like you walked through four different worlds in a single afternoon. Thankfully, you’ll find Fr ... From the guidebook "Hiking Virginia - 4th Edition"
Shenandoah, VA - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.4
... Preview: Virginia’s Department of Game & Inland Fisheries oversees thirty wildlife management areas around the state with the hunter and angler in mind. Fields are kept clear to attract grazing animals, and se ... From the guidebook "Hiking Virginia - 4th Edition"
Linden, VA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2-4.3 miles
... Preview: Land and history are interwoven throughout Great Falls Park—the spot where George Washington championed a canal to skirt the Potomac River’s 77-foot “great falls.” This may be metropolitan DC, but bey ... From the guidebook "Hiking Virginia - 4th Edition"
Great Falls, VA - Climbing,Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 5.1
... Preview: Hazel Mountain and Sams Ridge once offered a sizable mountain community all the tools and products for a decent living. Today it draws people for its natural beauty. At Hazel River Falls, the stream d ... From the guidebook "Hiking Virginia - 4th Edition"
Luray, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.8
... Preview: Two of Virginia’s long trails, the Appalachian Trail and the Allegheny Trail, pass through Peters Mountain Wilderness, a patch of forestland on the steep ridge that constitutes the Virginia–West Virgi ... From the guidebook "Hiking Virginia - 4th Edition"
Pembroke, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: Set in bucolic Buckingham County, the 1,500-acre James River State Park perches on 3 miles of riverside property that has cultural roots reaching back to pre-Revolution and one of Virginia’s most infl ... From the guidebook "Hiking Virginia - 4th Edition"
Norwood, VA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 7.5