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Hiking during Shutdown

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Hiking during Shutdown

Hi, We are coming to Charlottesville this weekend and looking for a place to do a day hike that is not affected by the shutdown. Does anyone know good places that are not on national parkland? Thank you.

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1. Re: Hiking during Shutdown

There is a great website called Hiking Upward which has hikes in the Mid-Atlantic region. There is a master map on their site and you can see all the hikes they profile by area.

There is Crabtree Falls and a hike to The Priest up across the Appalachian Trail you access from the upper parking lot of the falls. These are not far from Charlottesville. The site also has a hike around the Mountains near Wintergreen resort that includes a visit to Shamokin falls.

If you want to drive a little, there are great hikes up on Great North Mountain on the VA/WV line. While these are in George Washington Forest, they are accessed by public roads and there would be no one there to say no.

Good luck!

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Check this out for helpful references:

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3. Re: Hiking during Shutdown

Check out Virginia State Parks website, it would be a drive to Douthat State Park but that is very historic and has lots of trails.

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4. Re: Hiking during Shutdown

In addition to the great ideas already provided, here is a link to previous discussions regarding hiking near Charlottesville, some responses involve Shenandoah NP but there are many other good suggestions......

http://www.tripadvisor.com/SearchForums?q=hiking+near+charlottesville+&scope=2&ff=62&geo=28967&returnTo=__2F__ShowForum__2D__g28967__2D__i62__2D__Virginia__2E__html

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5. Re: Hiking during Shutdown

Another great resource for hiking is Midatlantichikes.com

http://www.midatlantichikes.com/

If you click on Virginia, you'll see the state with a marker for every hike. You can pick out the area you are interested in, click on the hike, and get great information about the length, difficulty, directions, etc.

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