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Get Your Feet Ready for These Outdoor Trips in Waynesboro

Waynesboro is located between the Shenandoah National Park and the northern entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Waynesboro is a place that serves as a portal to abundant outdoor adventures. From hiking to cycling trips and pastoral paddles, you can also enjoy the town’s three craft breweries. In addition to that, Waynesboro also hosts an annual celebration of adventure at the Xtreme Fest of the Blue Ridge. 

Get a Taste of Appalachian Trail

Just two miles from the interstate footpath of Waynesboro is the Appalachian Trail. Waynesboro was recognized by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy in 2012 as a trial community. This trail offers a campsite for hikers and places to shower, hop on the internet and shuttle services. During June, they regularly celebrate Hiker Fest. Waynesboro is also an ideal place for the jump-off point for a stint on the trail. 

Classic Climbs and Rock Areas

Waynesboro is surrounded by wild spaces. These spaces not only provide rugged trails and runnable waterways but also offer lots of expandable surfaces. If you consider yourself a pro, you can try classic climbs like Love Gap Crags, Overall Run which are all beloved routes in the Old Rag and Mary’s Rock areas of the Shenandoah National Park. For the newbies, you can try climbing trips in the Blue Ridge Mountains. 

Extravagant Run Race Events

For those runners who are competitive, there are events held in Waynesboro throughout the year as part of the Run the Valley Race Series. Here are some of the races that you can choose: Springtime Park to Park Half-Marathon, the Summer Extravaganza, or the leafy Fall Foliage. The participants can get the lay of the land in Waynesboro’s waterfront South River Greenway Trail, a 1.1-mile route that originates in Constitution Park. 

 

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