Take A Hike Around Waynesboro
Waynesboro has some beautiful views and there’s no better way to see them than taking a hike!
Waynesboro is conveniently located to Shenandoah National Park, where part of the Appalachian Trail runs, meaning there’s several of great options to hike in the area, depending on stamina, skill level, and available time.
Hawksbill Summit is an easy, 2.2 mile round-trip trail, with some altitude changes but no excessively steep areas. Take a short break at the top of the peak and enjoy the amazing view of the valley, with trees spearing up out of the ground. All in all, this hike shouldn’t take even new hikers more than an hour or two, making it perfect to get out in nature when time is limited.
Loft Mountain Loop
This 3 mile loop is part of the Appalachian Trail, and is easy enough for anyone, even kids, so if you’re traveling with your family, this is an excellent option. At the high point, you can sit on the rocks and take a break while pondering the meaning of life, and when you finish the trail, celebrate with ice cream from the campground store.
Rockhounds will love this 7 mile trail – it has plenty of chances to see interesting rock formations along the way. It’s moderate difficulty, so make sure you prepare appropriately, but still simple enough for beginner hikers to make it through – event though it will be a little tough.
For those seeking out a real challenge, Old Rag is the trail for you. It’s 9 miles of scrambling over boulders, climbing steep mountain slopes, and navigating the lush forest as you come back down the far side. You’ll want to block off the entire day for this trail, and bring plenty of water!