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Hiking in Virginia

Whether you’re a seasoned trailblazer or looking for something fun for the whole family, Virginia has it all. From coast to cliff you can experience everything from leisurely strolls across scenic beaches to epic backpacking trips along the Appalachian Trail.

  • The famed Appalachian Trail winds its way through Virginia for 544 miles — longer than any other state.
  • From payoff views to payoff brews — Virginia’s trailways offer a lot more than a breath of fresh air. Visitors can enjoy everything from stunning panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains to award-winning wine and craft beer after a day on the trails.
  • If you’d rather cool off at the end of your hike, Virginia’s mountains are also riddled with breathtaking waterfalls — here are several you won’t want to miss.
  • For a complete list of Virginia’s hiking and rock climbing opportunities, please click here.

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