Bert and Jane Gildart are hikers, writers, and photographers who specialize in outdoor recreation. They are authors of Best Easy Day Hikes Shenandoah National Park and Shenandoah National Park Pocket Guide (both FalconGuides).
Hiking Shenandoah National Park, 4thby Jane Gildart
Fully revised and updated, this full-color edition of Hiking Shenandoah National Park features fifty-nine of Shenandoah's finest trails - from short day hikes to overnight adventures. With this comprehensive guide, veteran hikers Bert and Jane Gildart provide all the information you need to get the most out of hiking Virginia's majestic Shenandoah National Park. Look inside to find: Hikes suited to every abilityMile-by-mile directional cuesDifficulty ratings, trail contacts, fees/permits, and best hiking seasons An index of hikes by category - from easy day hikes to hikes to waterfallsInvaluable trip-planning information, including local lodging and campgroundsFull-color photos throughoutFull-color GPS-compatible maps of each trail
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The book was great! It gave a great explanation of the hike and even better it gave a the elevation profile so that we could evaluate for ourselves how difficult a hike would be. The pictures were great and we could say, 'hey that was in the book'. I highly recommend the book for anyone traveling to the Skyline Drive area for the first time. Do not forget to visit the town of Staunton while you are in that area of Virginia (and take the trolley around the downtown area).
Well written and organized with clear maps of every hike in the book. The appendix hike finder lists hikes to waterfalls, backpacking hikes, strenuous hikes, hikes with kids, etc. OK for backpacking, but for day hikes it can’t be beat.