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Shenandoah National Park

Appalachian Trail to Hogback Mountain

 

 

Here's one of those short unknown hikes to a magnificent view that begins from Skyline Drive.  The white blazed Appalachian Trail crosses Skyline Drive at milepost 20.8 and 21.1, with Hogback Overlook in between the crossings.  Park in the paved lot a few yards south of Hogback Overlook, cross Skyline Drive and follow the white blazed Appalachian Trail.

You notice right away that the trail is well worn as you gently walk uphill.  Soon there will be a rocky viewpoint on your left.  You can turn around and make this a short 0.5 mile round trip hike or continue on the AT, soon crossing Skyline Drive to the summit of Hogback Mountain.  There is a hang glider launch point that makes for a spectacular view.  Retrace your steps for a pleasant one mile round trip hike.  Most travelers just stop at the overlook.

For more information on hiking in Shenandoah National Park, check out these books and maps; Hiking Shenandoah National Park Shenandoah National Park - National Geographic MapsBest Easy Day Hikes Shenandoah National Park Appalachian Trail Guide to Shenandoah National Park: With Side Trails, and 75 Hikes in Virginia's Shenandoah National Park.

 

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