Fall Hikes in the Virginias
Multi-day Guided Hiking - Lodging
2010 Hikes TBA. Groups of 15 or more can sign up anytime.
See below to read over our information and itinerary.
River and Trail Outfitters is located near Harpers Ferry,
WV in an area perfect for hiking, with the Appalachian Trail and C&O Canal
National Park close at hand. Participate in the foremost activity for body and
soul, walking in the woods on our guided hikes. We have chosen the best trails
in the Appalachian Mountains of Western Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia,
and Virginia for your hiking pleasure. Below are our featured half-day hikes
and in addition we arrange multi-day hiking tours for groups of ten or more
featuring local inns and luxurious resorts, convenient transportation,
excellent food, stream-side trails, beautiful hardwood forests, climbs, and
canyons-all with spectacular views. Allow us to guide and organize your walking
tour or hiking shuttles, whether near or far.
SIGN UP NOW TO FOR THIS GREAT HIKING EXPERIENCE!
Join River & Trail Outfitters and Members of the
Adirondack Mtn Club
October October 2009
Pine trees, hardwood forests, rushing
mountain streams and panoramic views of the fall colors. Warm, sunny days and
crisp cool nights in warm and cozy wilderness lodges. It is fall hiking at its
The trip features seven day hikes in the
high country of West Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The hikes
take place in Dolly Sods, Cranberry Glades and Monongahela National Forest.
This trip is timed for peak fall foliage. We will hike along ridge top trails
to mountain peaks for 360 degree panoramic view of fall colors. Our hike will
parallel the highest flowing stream on the East coast, with red spruce,
cranberry glades, and high mountain meadows.
Dolly Sods is an area of high elevation
wind-swept plains on the Allegheny Plateau, with deep sided canyons. At
elevations of 2,600 to over 4,000 feet, the area has extensive flat rocky
plains, upland bogs, beaver ponds, and sweeping vistas. The plant life and
climate on this high plateau resembles northern Canada, and many species found
here are near their southernmost range.
Cranberry Wilderness is the largest (35,864
acres) USFS Wilderness east of the Mississippi. Two scenic rivers pass through
the area - the Williams River (and more specifically, the middle fork of the
Williams River which originates in the Wilderness) and the Cranberry. One of
the most unusual features in the region is the Cranberry Glades Botanical Area,
a 750 acre bog located at the southern tip of the Wilderness - the largest in
This is a day-hiking trip with moderate
hikes ranging from 7-11 miles. We end the trip with a canoe ride on the
Potomac. Individuals can opt to take the day off and explore on their own. This
trip is for people in good physical condition who enjoy hiking and sightseeing
during the day and want to want to spend nights with creature comforts of a
shower, good meal and comfortable bed.
HERE for daily itinerary.
Transportation will be by van, driven by the
outfitter. Accommodations will be at resorts, National Park lodge and Retreat
center. Price of $1,800 ($150 non refundable), includes accommodations,
breakfast and dinner (18 meals) every day and all park admission fees. We will
stop at deli to purchase lunch. Box lunches will be available for purchase. Not
included is air fare, lunches, alcoholic beverages and personal items.
Spring & Fall Hikes
in the Virginias Reservations
Call today for reservations, spaces fill fast
CLICK HERE or call 888 I
GO PLAY (888 446-7529).
*Prices do not include tax. See our
reservations page for tax