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29. Great Hikes in Virginia with Erin Gifford, Founder of Go Hike Virginia

“We want our kids to get outside and revel in nature. To get kids to put down the devices, we need to offer them something truly amazing. In Virginia, we can.” -Erin Gifford, Go Hike Virginia

Are you dreaming of the perfect hike that will make everyone in your family happy? Erin Gifford is the founder of, a site where hikers can find detailed information about trails across the commonwealth. Erin has been writing about travel and the outdoors for more than a decade. Her latest book, Hiking with Kids Virginia: 52 Great Hikes for Families, provides all the info you need to plan a winning day hike. Whether you’re hiking with kids or just looking for an interesting, but less challenging, hike for adults, Erin’s book is the resource you need to keep everyone happy in the great outdoors. Let’s Go!

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The Channels Hike

Bald Cypress Trail Hike

Compton Peak Hike in SNP

Limber Lost Trail Hike in SNP

Shenandoah National Park

First Landing State Park

Manassas National Battlefield Park

Breaks Interstate Park

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

Wilderness Road State Park

Roanoke Star

Smith Mountain Lake State Park