Appalachian Trail VA - Rockfish Gap to Chester Gap Segment 4

Waynesboro, Virginia

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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 mile of each other as they pass through mountain gaps, past old farms and orchards, and over rocky mountaintops. Recent fires, ice-storm damage, and gypsy moth infestation have decimated large areas of the forest in Shenandoah. In these areas, the AT gives hikers a view of the shrubby plants, small trees, wildflowers, and vines that mark early stages of reforestation.
Hiking Virginia

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Hiking Virginia

by Bill and Mary Burnham (Falcon Guides)

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 mile of each other as they pass through mountain gaps, past old farms and orchards, and over rocky mountaintops.

Recent fires, ice-storm damage, and gypsy moth infestation have decimated large areas of the forest in Shenandoah. In these areas, the AT gives hikers a view of the shrubby plants, small trees, wildflowers, and vines that mark early stages of reforestation.

© 2013 Bill and Mary Burnham/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Waynesboro
Distance: 107.1
Trail Type: Point-to-Point
Skill Level: Difficult
Season: Open year-round
Additional Use: Hunting
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Appalachian Trail Conference, Harpers Ferry, WV, (304) 535-6331
Local Maps: PATC #9: Shenandoah National Park, Northern District; PATC #10: Shenandoah National Park, Central District; PATC #11: Shenandoah National Park, South District
Driving Directions: Directions to Appalachian Trail (VA) - Rockfish Gap to Chester Gap (Segment 4)

Recent Trail Reviews

6/15/2006
0

Great challenge!! I love getting on the trail. Eventually I'll have the whole thing done.


3/20/2006
1

I recommend this trail to anyone. It is very well keep up and the scenery is so beautiful. Its a good get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life



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