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Sky Meadows State Park: Multi-Trails (Rating: B)

Northern Virginia Hiking Club (NVHC)
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May 20 7:00AM - 8:00AM

Sky Meadows State Park is a peaceful getaway on the eastern side of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We will begin our hike at 8:00 am. This is a 9-miles hike encompassing multiple trails with 1000 feet elevation gain. On this hike, we will experience scenic views, woodlands, rolling pastures, and a stimulating hike up, then down the mountain. We start by walking toward the mountain on Boston Mill Road, thenmake a right turn to James Ball trail and hike the paths leading us to the eastern part of the park. We cross Route 17 andwalk the local road to Shearman's Mill loop trail including a path along a creek. We utilize the same trails to cross Route 17 then take Corporal Morgan trail to Gap Run trail crossing the meadows to the North Ridge trail. We will enjoy the challenging hike up the mountain to the South Ridge trail where we will begin our descent. Along the way down we will delight in the stunning vistas of the South Ridge Overlook and the interesting Snowden Ruins. Lastly, we will use the Boston Mill Road to return to the parking lot. Predicated on the trail terrains, we will hike at a moving average speed of 1.52.5 MPH. We will take breaks as necessary during the hike. Pack plenty of water, snacks, and a lunch to maintain energy levels. Dont forget bug spray. Parks Trail Guide http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/document/data/trail-guide-skymeadows.pdf

Carpoolers Meet:Centreville Park & Ride Lot@ 7:00 am (please arrive a few minutes early to coordinate carpools.) We will depart Centreville promptly at 7:00 am.

Carpool Fee: $3.00 (includes entry fee)

Park Entry Fee: $5.00

Dogs: Leashed

Restrooms: Farm House

Directions: From Centerville Park and Ride Lot, take I-66 West for 25 miles.Take Exit 23, which isRoute 17 North toward Paris, VA. Sky Meadows State Park entrance is on the left in approximately 5 miles.

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