12 Incredible Hikes Under 5 Miles Everyone In Virginia Should Take

Virginia is renowned for its state parks, national parks, and the trails that run throughout the entire state. While the idea of hiking through Virginia by means of the Appalachian Trail may sound marvelous in theory, shorter hikes are more realistic and often pack quite a punch in terms of adventure and sight seeing. Here are 12 incredible hikes just under 5 miles that you will definitely want to take in the next few months. It’s time to lace up those hiking boots and start exploring!

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

What are some of your favorite hikes in Virginia that are under 5 miles? Be sure to share with us!