Hiking Shenandoah National Park
by Bert & Jane Gildart (Falcon Guides)
© 2016 Bert & Jane Gildart/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.
A great trail to do for a short hike! Today was the first time we had our three-month old out in the backpack, so we were looking for shorter trails to do and this one fit the bill perfectly. It's got a good bit of climbing, if you come from the parking lot, but because it's only about a 1/2 mile or so it's not that bad, and the views from both lookouts are nice. I actually expected it to be much busier than it was, since it's so close to the visitor center. At the top you have the option of hiking down the AT for a little while for additional mileage. The huge rock outcropping about 3/4 of the way from the top is beautiful as well - a great trail to see lots of different stuff at Shenandoah! Highly recommended if you're looking for a quick trail that offers a lot of bang-for-the-buck.
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