12 Amazing Virginia Hikes Under 3 Miles You’ll Absolutely Love
Hiking in Virginia is one of the best ways to experience the state’s scenic and diverse landscape. With so many trails to discover, hikers of all skill levels can enjoy this activity. While there are plenty of advanced hikes for a thrilling adventure, sometimes short and sweet hikes can be just as magical. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of 12 amazing hikes three miles or less that you’ll absolutely love:
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/
While these trails offer a variety of terrain and landscape, they only scratch the surface of the beautiful and accessible trails here in Virginia. We’d love to hear from you if any of your favorite short and sweet hikes might have missed the list!
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Alexandria. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.
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