Hiking Virginia

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This is a modestly priced guide that nevertheless reaches into a remarkably varied state and recommends the essential selection of trails that no visitor should miss.

Randy Johnson’s Hiking Virginia takes you to the highest point in the Old Dominion-the meadow-covered, spectacular summits of Mount Rogers-and along the beaches of Assateague Island National Seashore and False Cape State Park. From there, it ventures on through the historic Richmond area, into Shenandoah National Park, and on to dozens of hiking spots, some well known, others relatively undiscovered.

The book helps plan leisurely family strolls, urban walks, and overnight backpacking trips.

Hiking Virginia is complete with detailed maps for each hike, and black-and-white photos that give you a glimpse of the landscape. Sections on history, geography, and safety, make this an informative resource for all hikers in the Old Dominion. Add a travel writer’s approach to the topic, and Hiking Virginia is an engaging as well as insightful introduction to the state’s trails.

Read The Roanoke Times review of Randy’s Parkway book.


St. Mary’s Wilderness.
Humpback Rocks near Shenandoah National Park.

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