Time  6 hours 32 minutes

Coordinates 1917

Uploaded May 30, 2016

Recorded May 2016

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3,376 f
932 f
13.09 mi

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near Fourway, Virginia (United States)

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Stage 80

⇐ Link to the previous stage: 79 - APPALACHIAN TRAIL - VIRGINIA - Section 7 - Shenandoah National Park - From Thorton Gap to Gravel Springs Gap
⇒ Link to the following stage: 81 - APPALACHIAN TRAIL - VIRGINIA - Section 5 and 4.2- From Chester Gap to Manassas Gap and route VA-638 - G.Richard Thomson Wildlife

Tour of the Appalachian Trail ( Appalachian Trail ), passing through the state of Virginia (United States), from south to north, inside the Shenandoah National Park.

The Shenandoah National Park is one of the great American national parks, created in 1935 from the expropriation of agricultural and livestock land by the state of Virginia, and subsequent donation of the same to the federal government. It has a total area of 80,602 hectares (806 square kilometers), 40% of which is declared a protected natural area and is part of the "National Wilderness Preservation System".

A singularity of this immense national park is that you can travel by car following the famous Skyline Drive, magnificent road that follows the crests of the mountains of the park, for 169 kilometers, with continuous and spectacular viewpoints to the east and the west.

The Appalachian Trail also runs mainly through the high areas of this mountainous area, but far enough from the Skyline Drive to isolate its route from the tourist pressure. Even so, the AT intersects with the road in numerous points, which allows easy and comfortable access to the path, from the multiple existing parking lots.

The stage corresponds to section 6, according to the official distribution of sections of the Appalachian Trail in the state of Virginia, from Gravel Springs Gap (located at mile 17.7 of Skyline Drive), to Chester Gap (Front Royal, Route US-522 ).

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Gravel Springs Gap
Sendero y vista lateral
Rocas y vista
Otro saliente rocoso y vista
Roca y subida
Cruce a miradores
Bajada gradual y empedrada
Sendero por ancho camino forestal
Fin SNP corredor at
Grandes arboles centenarios en el corredor
Casi al final
Front Royal US 522 - Chester Gap

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    rutadura Jun 27, 2016

    Con días como este es difícil no embolicrase a recorrer los parajes que a través de tu reportaje nos dejas, la variedad de senderos lo hacen atractivo de inicio a fin.
    Gran experiencia la que debéis vivir bajo ese idílico entorno.
    Ánimo y sigue con ese entusiasmo que trasmites ...

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