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Best Easy Day Hikes Shenandoah National Park
by Bert and Jane Gildart (Falcon Guides)
This 5- to 6-hour 4.2-mile hike provides glimpses of the bygone era of the mountain people. On this hike head downhill via the Corbin Cabin Cutoff Trail, ascend via the Nicholson Hollow Trail, and end up on the other side of Skyline Drive by way of the Appalachian Trail. The route passes Freestate Hollow (named by the Nicholson clan) and an abandoned cabin. Visiting a cabin such as this provides a glimpse of what life may have been like for the men, women, and children who once lived in the hollows.
Hiking through History Virginia
by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)
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, Nicholson Hollow had a reputation, deserved or not, as a lawless place. You will drop steeply from Skyline Drive, then visit the George Corbin Cabin. Some say it is haunted. Your escape route takes you up the Hughes River to the Blue Ridge and the Appalachian Trail. A walk through a rocky mountain-laurelladen ridge leads you back to the trailhead.
Hiking Shenandoah National Park
by Bert & Jane Gildart (Falcon Guides)
This 4.2-mile hike provides glimpses of the bygone era of the mountain people.
Nice view, little traffic. There's not a huge amount soecial about it, but it's a nice walk.
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