Hiking Shenandoah National Park
by Bert & Jane Gildart (Falcon Guides)
© 2016 Bert & Jane Gildart/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.
This is a very nice, quick hike. The trail is well-maintained and has log or rock stairs during the steep sections.
The trail follows the AT until the last .2 miles, when you can chose from two peaks, west or east. This is a little misleading as the only view is to the right (West peak). The left “peak” (East) leads down the mountain to geologic formations that are unique to this hike.
The west peak would be a wonderful place to have lunch or enjoy nice weather.
Convenient to park, hike in and out for an afternoon. It is a good hike to prepare for something more strenuous in the future. 1.2 miles each way along the App. trail. The views were great, and traffic was very light. My wife and dog were able to keep up very easily.
Very easy uphill hike. Very enjoyable, and quiet.
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