Hiking Virginia

Virginia lends itself well to the foot traveler, with endless possibilities. Trek beneath the broad sky of a high mountain meadow, inhale the spruce scents of a remnant boreal forest, walk through history on a solemn battlefield, or play in the ocean surf.

From coast to mountain, Virginia beckons. We've been answering the call for years.

Click on a trail, then click on the nearest town to find a place to eat and sleep when day is done. BurnhamVirginia has done the research for you!

Blue Ridge Highlands
Mount Rogers: Virginia's tallest peak

Heart of Appalachia
Pine Mountain Trail: Hiking a razor's edge on the VA/KY border

Belle Isle: Island in the Stream
Peaks of Otter: Just steps off the Blue Ridge Parkway

Manassas National Battlefield: A solemn walk
Bull Run Mountains: Haunted Hills

Overall Run: Tallest waterfall in Shenandoah
Three Ridges Wilderness: Peak-bagging

Hampton Roads
False Cape State Park: Beach hiking to a remote campsite

Car Camping for Everyone

New in 2009

Distills the authors' years of experience into an idea-packed, picture-driven full-color guide. Gives you the tools to make car camping the pleasure it is meant to be, from choosing a sleeping bag to setting up a tent.

Coming in the same series, spring 2010: Knack Kayaking

We wrote the book!

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Hiking Virginia features many of the hikes featured here in greater detail with state-of-the-art mapping and elevation charts, stories of moonshiners and pioneers, facts about geology and trees, and great places to eat and sleep off the trail. Winner of a National Outdoor Book Award Honorable Mention, it remains the most complete and indispensible guidebook for Virginia trekkers. Detailed accounts of 45 hiking adventures, from seashore to mountain slope.

Coming Spring 2010: Day Hikes Near Washington, DC