Hiking & Backpacking with Recycle My Hike

George Washington National Forest

Hiking & Backpacking with Recycle My Hike

Hi there guys, my name is Joe, founder of Recycle My Hike (@recyclemyhike) and I am just so excited and proud to be a part of this amazing team.  A big shout out goes out to I Love Camping Gear for giving me the platform to share my love of hiking with you all!  I am sharing with all you fellows some amazing hikes from new places from all around the country and world.  I will also be providing you with some great hiking and backpacking tips to get your next adventure started.  It is your Job to Recycle My Hike!

 

“A gorgeous view of the surrounding mountains.”

Let’s go outside!  My contribution for today is a nice little loop hike in George Washington National Forest.  The Forest stretches across the Appalachian Mountains in Virginia and also stretches into West Virginia and Kentucky.  This is one of my favorite National Forest and is always a fun trip in the springtime due to the abundance of fresh, new green plant life!

 

“The trail is very green with many flowers in bloom!”

This hike is a short one but truly tests your grit and determination.  The Signal Knob loop uses the Massanutten Trail to the Tuscarora Trail (See Map Below).  It turns out to be about a ten mile loop so I decided to make a little camping trip of it.  The first day is mostly uphill but offers some unique views as you are climbing on a ridge of the mountain.  Once you hike about 5-6 miles in you reach some awesome campsites with breathtaking 360º views of the surrounding mountains and area.

 

“My camp for the night!”

The following morning is an enjoyable hike down the mountain filled with some more magnificent views or the surrounding valleys and mountains.  There are tons of boulders all along the whole trail and especially on the way down.  There isn’t much water access besides a river at the very end of the hike so be sure to pack accordingly.  Overall a great backpacking trip!

 

Rock on!

George Washington National Forest – Hiking
Location: Massanuteen Trail-Tuscrora Loop, Signal Knob Mountain, George Washington National Forest, VA
Length: 10 Mile Loop
Difficulty: Medium

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