Sunday, April 10, 2011

8 Perfect Weekend Trails

The April edition of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine, published earlier in the week, includes a list of eight weekend backpacking trips for those looking for new territory to explore in the Southern and Central Appalachians.

Most of the hikes laid out in the article are 2-3 days long, but there are a couple that will keep you out with mother nature for even longer. The list includes the following hikes:

* Wild Oak Trail in the George Washington National Forest

* Iron Mountain Trail in the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area

* North Fork Mountain Trail near the Virginia-West Virginia border

* Laurel Highlands Trail in Pennsylvania

* John Muir National Recreation Trail in Eastern Tennessee

* Tanawha Trail near Grandfather Mountain

* Fires Creek Rim Trail in the Nantahala National Forest

* Art Loeb Trail in the Pisgah National Forest

For more details on each of these hikes, trip itineraries, and to read the article, please click here.


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