Located in the southeastern U.S., Virginia is mostly hilly and mountainous, home to ranges within the Appalachians like the Allegheny and Blue Ridge mountains. We've gathered the best hiking in Virginia to help you figure out where to start.
Virginia is home to Shenandoah National Park. Across 500 miles of Shenandoah hiking trails, visitors will see the quiet beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and make stops along its waterfalls and other attractions.
The 2,184-mile-long Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail or simply the AT, also runs through the state, extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine.
A 22.6-mile lollipop loop showcases the best the Virginia coast has to offer.
The saying goes, "Virginia is for Lovers," but it could just as easily be "Virginia is for outdoor lovers."
Take this 8.8-mile out-and-back dayhike or overnight to escape high-season crowds; it stitches together a lesser-known route leading to a photo-worthy waterfall.