Approximately 2,200 miles in length, the AT traverses almost the entire East coast stretching from Georgia to Maine. With a total elevation gain of over 464,000', equivalent of climbing Mt. Everest 16 times, the AT is not to be underestimated! In most sections (except the Smokys), backpackers have the option to stay in a shelter, tent/hammock camp or stay in one of the many towns the trail crosses.
McAfee Knob, VA
(Part of the VA Triple Crown)
Located at the top of Catawba Mountain in Virginia, McAfee Knob is one of the highlights and most photographed spots on the Appalachian Trail. USA Today Travel has recognized this as one of the most spectacular hikes in the US.
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Triple Crown, VA
(Various Photos from Part of the VA Triple Crown)
The Virginia Triple Crown is comprised of what many consider to be the state’s three best hiking destinations: McAfee Knob, Tinker Cliffs and Dragon’s Tooth. All are conveniently located within a few miles of each other just outside of Roanoke.