Bounded on the east by the Blue Ridge Mountains and on the west by the Appalachians, the Shenandoah Valley is a region of exceptional natural beauty. This guide offers the best hikes that can be accomplished in the region in less than a day. Areas covered include Harper's Ferry, the North Virginia Piedmont, Shenandoah National Park, Jefferson National Forest, Massanuttens, Great North Mountain, and the Alleghenies. Hikes range from easy saunters of a few miles with little elevation gain, to challenging treks of over 10 miles through rugged terrain. Bearing evocative names such as Raven Rocks and Sky Meadows, Riprap Hollow and Devil's Marbleyard, the hikes in this book will get readers fired up for a trek into the Shenandoah wilds.
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Jennifer Adach is a co-organizer of DC UL Backpacking. A Long Island native, she has discovered her love of hiking since moving to Washington, D.C. She has thru-hiked Sweden's Kungsleded trail and started DC UL Backpacking's women's-only series.
Michael R. Martin is a lifelong backpacker and outdoorsman with experience on trails near and far, including thousands of miles (and counting) in the Mid-Atlantic region. He co-leads DC UL Backpacking and is the author of AMC's Best Backpacking in the Mid-Atlantic. He lives in Alexandria, VA.