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larry polley
(lpolley) - F
Need help with Weekend trip in VA on 04/27/2010 13:26:57 MDT Print View

My son (15) and I are looking for a good 3 to 4 day hike in Virgina in July. Looking for about 25 to 30 miles. Would like to include McAfee Knob if possible and also follow the AT some. Anyone have a good loop that we can take (with mileage) or know of a trail we can follow? If we do a stright shot trail, I would need help with a place to park and any possible means to return to my car. Any help will be appreciated. I can do further research once some preliminary informatiin is provided. Thanks

Chad Roberts
(carobe) - F

Locale: Mid-Atlantic
Re: Need help with Weekend trip in VA on 04/29/2010 15:02:39 MDT Print View

Virginia's not really known for long backcountry loop trails. The closest thing that comes to mind would be in the Mt. Rogers/Grayson Highlands area a couple hours SW of McAfee's Knob.

Where are you coming in from, and I'll try and suggest some closer places?

Andy F
(AndyF) - M
Re: Need help with Weekend trip in VA on 04/30/2010 11:52:48 MDT Print View

This site might be helpful.

Evan McCarthy
(evanrussia) - MLife

Locale: Northern Europe
Wild Oak National Recreation Trail on 04/30/2010 12:11:01 MDT Print View

Larry, take a look at the Wild Oak National Recreation Trail, which abuts Ramsey's Draft Wilderness near Staunton, VA.

larry polley
(lpolley) - F
Re: Re: Need help with Weekend trip in VA on 05/03/2010 09:29:57 MDT Print View

I am coming from Kentucky. Thanks for the helpful information.

larry polley
(lpolley) - F
Re: Re: Need help with Weekend trip in VA on 05/03/2010 09:59:59 MDT Print View

Any thoughts from anyone on doing the Mount Rogers Backpack trail (20 miles) in two days and then picking up the McAfee Knob trail for the one day hike up and back. What is the approximate distance between the two hikes???

Anyone with thoughts on if this would make any sense, or is the distance between hikes to far.

As always appreciate the great help and I will continue to figure out a game plan.

Thanks,
Larry

Chad Roberts
(carobe) - F

Locale: Mid-Atlantic
Re: Re: Re: Need help with Weekend trip in VA on 05/05/2010 07:24:16 MDT Print View

That sounds like a good mix, and you'll get to see two very different parts of Virginia. It's about a 2.5 hour drive between the two locations (~130 miles according to Google Maps).