Virginia Appalachian Trail Challenge

The Challenge

To qualify for the patch you just need to hike at least 10 miles of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia.

If you're feeling like an overachiever, hike the entire 555 miles of Appalachian Trial in Virginia and we'll add you to our Virginia Hiker Hall of Fame list lower down on this page! Doesn't matter if you do it all in one year or over several years.

The Deets

The Appalachian Trail stretches 2,193 miles and spans 14 states from Georgia to Maine. 555 of those miles are all right here in our home state, err commonwealth, of Virginia! That's over 25% of the entire trail.

There are tons of great hikes along the AT (Appalachian Trail) and all you have to do is hike 10 miles.

But why stop there? If in the course of your adventures you end up hiking the entire length of AT in Virginia send a quick email to hiker@virginiabackpacking.com or add a comment letting us know your name or trail name and the year you completed the trail and we'll add you to our Virginia Hiker Hall of Fame list.

Visit our patch page.

The Patch

Measures 4" high by 1.75" wide with hook and loop backing.

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Virginia Hiker Hall Of Fame

2020

Chris “mischief “ Phillips

2019

Richard Garyantes

Multiple Years

Chris "Hippie" Lovell (2018, 2019 x2, 2020)