Veach Gap Trail was not too strenuous, but enough of a hike to get good exercise, and had gorgeous views at the top. Even though there were many people visiting, there are a few viewpoint spots at the top, providing enough space for everyone to enjoy the view.
This 6.6-mile moderate hike is within driving distance of Washington, DC. The broad smooth sides of Trout Run Valley and expansive air in-between make for an impressive view at the summit of Halfmoon Mountain.
At just over 9 miles, this loop hike is both a good workout and a great place to see the beauties of nature – both small and large! It is definitely one of my favorite hikes in George Washington National Forest.
This 7.7-mile moderate hike is a great option for anyone that wants to do a day hike and be able to see some beautiful mountain scenery, as well as a range of plants and wildlife. If you have time, there are also a couple trails near Elizabeth Furnace that have plaques detailing the history of the area that are interesting to read.
This 9.9-mile loop hike is not strenuous and there are a few views along the way. If you’re looking for length, but not a strenuous climb, I would recommend this loop trail.