Appalachian Trail: Snickers Gap to Blackburn Trail Center

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Appalachian Trail: Snickers Gap to Blackburn Trail Center is a 7.3 mile loop trail located near Bluemont, Virginia that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking & trail running and is accessible year-round.

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Stephanie Abrahaam (102)

2 Completed1 Reviews

Jeremy Arnold (520)

5 Completed1 Reviews


Sarah Kyle (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Cecilia Martinez (809)

122 Completed13 Reviews

Agreed that poles and boots are a good idea due to the small rocks. I used my microspikes for the ice/snow on certain portions of the hike. Lots of gentle up-and-down in the terrain. My big dog did really well with frequent water breaks (every 30 mins). I love hiking the AT in the winter because it's not crowded. Great workout!

Doug Barth (78)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Get to this trail at the parking lot just north of 7. Easy access. Nice up and down hike. You can get a worthwhile hike in 30 minutes if you are in a hurry. Or, if you have more time, you can go up and down for hours and get a great workout. Good views. Never too crowded.

ben sporcic (88)

3 Completed2 Reviews

A great hike, the only problem I had is it says it's a loop. I could not find the looping part and had to back track a few times. Other than that very good. Also very rocky.

Linda Schlosser (97)

1 Completed1 Reviews

I love this hike. Have done it many times with friends and family. Once even had an office brain storming session on this trail. For whomever asked about dogs on the trail: one, young, and in shape animal might work if you went midweek in cooler weather. This hike has a lot, and I mean a whole bunch, of rocks which could be hard on dogs feet. VA summers are really humid, there is one small stream along the way. multiple animals might be difficult since the AT traffic can be frequent. I personally wouldn't do it.

I.m. P. (9008)

Great hike.

Leonard Gude (1370)

80 Completed11 Reviews

There are only a few parking spaces at the trail head on this section of the AT and we were lucky enough to get the last one. The trail is very rocky and challenging at the point where it steeply drops down about a third of the way to the Crescent Rock Overlook. Some of the other hikers on the trail gave up and turned around at this point. The view from the Crescent Rock Overlook makes it worth the effort to get there. After you finish the hike, the restaurant down the road at horseshoe curve is a good place to stop for lunch.

Kathy Fries (365)

5 Completed3 Reviews

We definitely enjoyed the trail. Due to rocks & leaf debris boots & poles are a good idea.