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Welcome to Virginia

You can begin or end your hike at hundreds of places between the Appalachian Trail's northern and southern ends. Here's what to expect in Virginia. 

A.T. Miles in State
​RATING: 2-8
Easy to Challenging
Elevation Range in Feet

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More of the A.T. passes through Virginia than any other state, and views from overlooks reveal pastoral scenes that are a mix of forest and farmland.
In Shenandoah National Park, you can cross the A.T. more than 30 times without getting out of your car. 

Shenandoah National Park Sign

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Shenandoah National Park, with 104 miles of well-maintained Trail and climbs rarely exceeding 500 or 1,000 feet, is great for beginners.
Remember, though, that backcountry permits are required when camping in the park.

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Virginia Elevation Map

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