Hiking Virginia: A Guide to Virginia's Greatest Hiking Adventures

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Globe Pequot, May 1, 2004 - Travel - 384 pages
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Wherever the destination, Hiking Virginia is indispensable for exploring the Commonwealth. Authors Bill and Mary Burnham breath fresh air into popular Virginia destinations, and explore commonly overlooked yet equally dramatic hikes. Explore the history of a young American nation; watch stories of lost cultures come alive; and imagine the ghosts of Indian raiders, moonshiners, and outlaws haunting the backcountry routes of the past. Packed with notes on plants, trees, and geology, plus a list of local attractions and "good eats and sleeps" for the weary hiker, Hiking Virginia covers the Commonwealth's outdoors from the sea shores to the mountain slopes, past and present.

Also included is a special section detailing the Appalachian Trail through Virginia, taking thru-hikers along the six-week route from Damascus, Virginia to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

Inside readers will find: detailed maps, accurate route profiles showing the ups and downs of each hike, tips on equipment, trip planning, hiking with dogs and children, accurate directions, difficulty ratings, trail contacts, and more.

The previous edition of this guide won the National Outdoor Book Award's Honorable Mention prize for guidebooks.
  

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Greetings ;
The Willis River Trail is correct , as of 1990 / Many changes made , so follow
the blazes { white } / The trailheads are the same as are most of the road crossing
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Thanks , h b radar
 

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This is an excellent overview of hiking trails in Virginia. The hikes are well detailed, with an excellent summary of all the details (including dog friendliness in the 2nd edition.) There's also a ... Read full review

Contents

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
9
First Landing State Park
23
Belle Isle State Park
37
Scotts Run Nature Preserve
55
G Richard Thompson Wildlife Management Area
69
Willis River Trail
90
Shenandoah National Park
103
Old Rag
121
Mount Pleasant
194
Southwest Highlands
211
CrawfishChannel Rock
227
Chief Benge Scout Trail
240
Honorable Mentions 5061
257
Little Wilson Creek Wilderness
270
Honorable Mentions 6264
285
Great Day Hikes along the Appalachian Trail
325

Rocky MountGap Run
128
Honorable Mentions 3034
141
Stephens Trail
154
Laurel Fork Area
168
St Marys Wilderness
181
The Art of Hiking
335
Off the Trail Events and Festivals throughout Virginia
357
About the Authors
365
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Bill and Mary Burnham, of Gloucester, Virginia, have blended their love of travel, the outdoors, writing, and photography into a dual freelance career. They are co-authors of three guidebooks and hundreds of magazine articles. They tour the mid-Atlantic giving travel and hiking talks and slide shows. Publishing credits include: Backpacker, Blue Ridge Outdoors, GORP.com, Attache, National Geographic Adventure, The Washingtonian, Hampton Roads Monthly, American Heritage, Family Camping, MetroSports, and Racing Milestones.

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