Monthly Archives: August 2016

The Crossing Trail (Prince William Forest Park, VA)

– Revolutionary War Series – The Crossing Trail in Virginia’s Prince William Forest Park is effectively a walk in the woods with a historic twist: the highlight of this short, easy circuit is where it crosses the old Telegraph Road, … Continue reading

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Birch Bluff Trail Loop (Prince William Forest Park, VA)

Prince William Forest Park spans 17,000 acres of peaceful woods, hills, and rolling streams on the edge of the Tidewater region of eastern Virginia, roughly 30 miles southwest of Washington, DC. The Birch Bluff Trail Loop offers a short but … Continue reading

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Signal Knob Loop (George Washington National Forest, VA)

The northernmost promontory on lengthy Massanutten Mountain, Signal Knob provides sweeping views of Strasburg, Virginia and Shenandoah Valley. Climbing to the overlook, however, is a haul: hikers starting in the Elizabeth Furnace area of George Washington National Forest must conquer … Continue reading

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Blue Suck Falls Loop and Tuscarora Overlook (Douthat State Park, VA)

Often cited as one of Virginia’s best day hikes, the long but rewarding Blue Suck Falls Loop in Douthat State Park features tumbling cascades, dense rhododendron thickets, and a series of fine viewpoints in an oft-forgotten corner of the state. … Continue reading

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