Hiking through History Virginia  by Johnny Molloy

Hiking through History Virginia Guide Book

by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)
Hiking through History Virginia  by Johnny Molloy
These historic hiking destinations include Belle Isle, a menagerie of history on the James River in Richmond; Manassas Battlefield on the outskirts of Washington, DC; Shenandoah National Park, where vestiges of forgotten pioneer lifeways can be explored; and Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, where Daniel Boone himself led settlers into what was then the uncharted West.

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Trails from the "Hiking through History Virginia" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 40.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 40.

Head to Assateague Island, where you can walk along the crashing Atlantic shoreline on a protected beach. Visit a preserved Coast Guard station that’s still weathering the sands of time. Your return t ...
Chincoteague Island, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
This scenic hike takes place at one of Virginia’s most attractive and well maintained urban preserves: Newport News Park. Within this large multipurpose getaway is the site of the Battle of Dam No. 1. ...
Newport News, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
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An Indian village, a Civil War prison camp, an iron foundry, a rock quarry, and now a city park... Belle Isle, on the National Register of Historic Places, is a history museum unto itself, smack-dab i ...
Richmond, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
This hike uses the famed Appalachian Trail (AT) to escort you up to Bluff Mountain, a somber yet scintillating place. Here lies a memorial to Ottie Powell, an area lad lost in the woods. His body was ...
Natural Bridge Station, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
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Take a hike into Appalachian Mountain history by visiting a formerly inhabited hollow. The Appalachian Trail (AT) is your conduit for exploring the valley of Brown Mountain Creek. Here, a gorgeous woo ...
Natural Bridge Station, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
This loop features both Virginia history and natural beauty. Start at Browns Gap, site of significant Civil War activity, especially by Confederate legend Stonewall Jackson. Head down a 200-year-old t ...
Luray, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.9
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This hike adds a scenic overlay to the history contained within. Start at the south end of the Bull Run Mountains, first passing ruins of a tavern, then coming to huge Chapman’s Mill, once a thriving ...
Harpers Ferry, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.7
This hike utilizes a remote portion of the Appalachian Trail (AT), rising past open meadows with stupendous mountain views. Reach an old stone cabin where a fire warden lived, manning a fire tower sit ...
Blacksburg, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.2
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On this hike you will explore Richmond’s riverside past, showcased after years of underappreciation. This urban hike in the heart of downtown starts at Brown’s Island, then goes along restored canals ...
Richmond, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
This hike explores one of the oldest continually operating farms in the United States. Begun in 1619, the 1,400-acre farm, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, contains more than twenty ...
Surry, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
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This hike circuits through an important conflict site during the Union’s attempt to capture the Confederate capital of Richmond. The crossroads at Cold Harbor, now in the suburbs of Richmond, provide ...
Richmond, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1
This hike heads into one of Shenandoah National Park’s most heavily settled hollows to an authentic pioneer cabin—and you can even stay in it, with advance reservations. Back in pre-park days, Nichols ...
Luray, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
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Talk about historic hikes! This trek, at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, traces the route used by man and beast for millennia, working their way from the East into what became Kentucky. Made ...
Middlesboro, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
This Elizabeth Furnace Recreation Area has two interconnected nature trails that present a splendid overview of charcoal production and iron making in 1800s Virginia, all in a gorgeous setting along P ...
Edinburg, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.9
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Make a circuit through the eastern half of Manassas Battlefield, where the first clash of the Civil War took place in July of 1861. A blazed trail takes you from the park visitor center through the wo ...
Manassas, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
Enjoy downtown Richmond panoramas and shoals of the James River as you trace an elevated floodwall. Next, join the Slave Trail through woods along the river. End at historic Manchester Docks before re ...
Richmond, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4
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This Shenandoah National Park hike explores a historic farmstead and presents a good vista. The trek leaves the park visitor center, then dips to the former Fox Farm. Find signs of a pioneer past, inc ...
Luray, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.7
Have you ever seen the Great Falls of the Potomac? The crashing whitewater wonder is truly a natural highlight of the Old Dominion. The area’s history is nearly as impressive. George Washington hims ...
McLean, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.7
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This hike combines history and natural beauty in the rugged mountains of southwest Virginia. Here in the Jefferson National Forest, you will hike a trail that was once a railroad grade. First pass thr ...
Wise, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.6
This hike at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park climbs Cumberland Mountain on the old Chadwell Gap Trail to reach a preserved mountaintop community. Once the home of Sherman Hensley and his desce ...
Middlesboro, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.6
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