For years our friends have been talking about Maplefest in Highland Co. Va and this year we finally had a chance to go and experience the sweet taste of maple sugar in a variety of foods, like maple sugar pork barbecue, maple sugar donuts and of course maple sugar on our buckwheat pancakes. YUM!
So to burn off all that sugar we hiked about 2 miles up and back on the Shenandoah Mt Trail.
It was a glorious clear cool spring afternoon in March when we started our hike.
The Shenandoah Mt Trail is a 30 + mile trail you can do as a backpacking trip or as day hikes.
In the Ramsey Draft Wilderness area, where the Shenandoah Mt. Trail meanders through, you can connect with other trails turning your hike into a loop hike.
Ours was not a loop hike, 2 miles up, 2 miles back.
This part of the trail starts in Williamsville, Va where the trail crosses ScotHollow Draft road. We headed north up the mountain.
If you have a Va Gazetteer you’ll be able to find it on the map or any trail app you’re using will have it marked as a lookout.
It’s an easy grad up switchbacks with the last pitch to the summit the steepest. Great afternoon hike and a great first hike for beginner hikers.
I’m thinking of coming back with my HLAW local hiking group to do more of this awesome trail.
Below is my photo tour of our FUN hike on the Shenandoah Mt. Trail ~ Enjoy!
Let’s go hiking!
View on the way up
More awesome views
Our last push to the top
The amazing view from the top looking out into the George Washington National Forest
Another amazing view to my right
Having a summit beer
Tina, Danny and Duke our hiking husky dog
It’s time to head down the mountain and back to reality
If you’re looking for a quick hike to do while in the area this hike is for you. It’ll give you an amazing view with little effort.
Hope you enjoyed my photo tour and if you’re interested in hiking with me, join our Hike Like A Woman group on Facebook to see when the next hike will be. This group serves the Mid Atlantic Region here in the Northeast.
Any questions, leave a comment below or you can reach me on social media @tinaloutdoors would love to connect with you.
Hope to see you outdoors!
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