Hike: Hazeltop/Bearfence Mountain/Lewis River Picnic Area Shenandoah Natl Pk, VA
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About the Event
$26 + park fee/pass. Long hike: 11 mi., 1700 ft. ascent, 2000 ft. descent. Moderate hike: 8 mi., 1500 ft. ascent, 1400 ft. descent.
We say farewell to Shenandoah’s summer splendor with a bracing jaunt on a high-elevation stretch of Appalachian Trail in the park’s Central District. Starting at Tanner Ridge Overlook on the Skyline Drive, we’ll head south on the AT over 3,812-ft. Hazeltop Mtn., then stop at Bearfence Mtn. for its memorable 360-degree view and an optional rock scramble over its summit boulders. Moderate hikers continue to the Lewis Mountain Picnic Area; long hikers to the Pocosin area and The Oaks Overlook.