You Need to Experience Hiking in Staunton, VA

People travel from near and far to gaze at the unbelievable views of the Shenandoah Valley. You have to hike to reach some of these points, but that’s part of the fantastic adventure! To learn about all of the can’t-miss spots for hiking in Staunton, VA, please keep reading. 

If you’re interested in finding out more information about the best things to see and do throughout Staunton, Virginia, download our Shenandoah Valley Itinerary. It’s free to use! 

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The Best Hiking in Staunton, VA

The Blackburn Inn and Conference Center is located in the heart of historic Staunton. You’ll be near all of the best hiking in Staunton, VA, and the Shenandoah Valley when you stay with us. Please take a look at some of the standout hiking trails near us. 

George Washington and Jefferson National Forests

This vast 1.8 million-acre forest stretches over three states, with the majority sitting in Virginia. In the forest, you’ll find over 2100 miles of recreational trails to explore. During your time here, you can also enjoy bicycling, horseback riding, fishing, and more! You can begin your journey at Reeds Gap, where VA Highway 664 Meets the Blue Ridge Parkway

Appalachian Trail

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People dream their whole lives of hiking the Appalachian Trail. When you stay at The Blackburn Inn and Conference Center, you can! Virginia is home to more miles of the Appalachian Trail than any other state, making up about a quarter of its entire length. Parts of the trail flow through the rolling hills of the Shenandoah National Park. As you like to overlooks, you’ll find picturesque views of lush forests and serene farmlands. 

Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park is home to an unbelievable amount of hiking trails. Skyline Drive itself provides access to more than 500 hiking trails—wow! It’s also home to gorgeous waterfalls near Staunton, VA. If you head west of downtown Staunton towards Buffalo Gap, you can hike to Elliot Knob. Elliot Knob is the highest point in Augusta County and provides great views you won’t find anywhere else. 

Humpback Rocks

Once serving as a landmark for wagon trails across the Blue Ridge Mountains, Humpback Rocks has been a popular destination for day hiking for many years. The trailhead to reach Humpback Rocks is located along the Blue Ridge Parkway just off of I-64. The trek to the top is steep and challenging, but you’ll find steps and benches along the way. When you reach the summit, you’ll be greeted by unbelievable views of mountains and valley. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Rest Your Head at the Blackburn Inn and Conference Center

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After a fantastic day spent hiking in Staunton, VA, you’ll need somewhere to rest and get a good night’s sleep. Let The Blackburn Inn and Conference Center be your home away from home. Our luxurious guest rooms and suites feature in-room amenities, such as rainfall showers, plush bath towels, frameless glass showers, complimentary toiletries, and an in-room Keurig.

If your furry family appreciates a great hike too—bring them along! We’re happy to offer pet-friendly accommodations at our hotel. These rooms are located on the first floor of the hotel, which features an entrance door where you can conveniently take your pet outside. Plus, Staunton is a very pet-friendly town with many attractions where you and your pet can explore!

Check our availability and start planning your next amazing adventure today. We can’t wait to have you!

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