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Sat, Oct 05


Big Devils Stairs

Hike: Big Devil Stairs / Mount Marshall, Shenandoah National Park, VA

Autumn Technicolor gets serious in early October, and there’s no better place to see the spectacle than in Shenandoah’s North District.

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Time & Location

Oct 05, 2019, 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Big Devils Stairs, Big Devils Stairs, Hampton, VA 22747, USA

About the Event

$26 + park fee/pass. Long hike: 12 mi., 3200 ft. ascent, 2000 ft. descent. Moderate hike: 6½ mi., 2200 ft. ascent, 700 ft. descent.

We’ll start this longtime Capital favorite from the east side of the park, climbing the Mt. Marshall Trail and then turning south on the Bluff Trail. We’ll leave the latter to descend part of the Big Devils Stairs Trail for a view of the “stairs” canyon, then return to the Bluff Trail and continue to the Appalachian Trail at Gravel Springs. Moderate hikers end at the Range View Overlook on the Skyline Drive; long hikers head north on the AT to Jenkins Gap. 

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