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Sat, Sep 14


Big Meadows Picnic Ground

Hike: AT: Big Meadows to Skyland with Hawksbill Summit, SNP, VA

We return to the Appalachian Trail today to hike one of its favorite stretches in Shenandoah – connecting two of the park’s resort areas and crossing the park’s highest summit.

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Time & Location

Sep 14, 2019, 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Big Meadows Picnic Ground, Robertson, VA 22851, USA

About the Event

PATC Map 10 / VA Bus

$26 + park fee/pass. Long hike: 10½ mi., 2500 ft. ascent, 2400 ft. descent, Medium hike: 8½ mi., 2000 ft. ascent, 1900 ft. descent. Short hike: 6 mi. 1500 ft. ascent, 1600 ft. descent.

Starting at the Big Meadows Picnic Area, we’ll head north on the AT and take a side trip on the Salamander Trail to the summit of 4,050 Hawksbill Peak and a memorable view. Then it’s back to the AT, with short hikers stopping at the Crescent Rock Overlook, medium hikers at Skyland. Long hikers add a side trip to Millers Head.

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