November 5-10, 2017

Hike to mountaintop vistas and historic sites in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia with an expert instructor to teach you the best hiking practices and give you the lay of the land. Explore the incredible Blue Ridge Mountains on day hikes to Civil War battlefields, gorgeous peaks and historic sites on the Appalachian Trail. Push yourself with fun yet challenging hikes through Virginia’s verdant hills, towering mountains and shimmering lakes. Learn about the area’s storied history and unique ecology from expert hiking instructors before putting your knowledge to use on the trail.

  • Explore the Appomattox battlefield as you hike across its rolling hills and learn about the McLean House where the Civil War ended.
  • Hike historic routes on the Appalachian Trail and soak in breathtaking views from atop the soaring Blue Ridge Mountains.
  • Add another layer to your hiking experience by learning about the geology of the Blue Ridge Mountains and how to avoid trail hazards.

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