Virginia Hiking Challenges

Mount Rogers Highpoint

Virginia Backpacking has a series of Virginia Hiking Challenges. The magnitude of the challenges will vary to help accommodate the wide array of backgrounds and abilities of our fellow hikers. In recognition of your pursuits you will have the opportunity to earn a patch that relates to the specific challenge. Check back on occasion as we periodically add new challenges! We'll also announce new challenges on our Facebook page.

Do you have a suggestion for a hiking challenge in Virginia? Let us know!

Are you a local business or organization that would like to sponsor a challenge? As a sponsor, your business or organization will prominently be displayed on the challenge page. Contact us today for details.

Current Challenges

5 Peaks Above 5K

Think you have what it takes to tackle five of the highest points in Virginia?

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Appalachian Trail Virginia

Hike any 10 miles of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia. Overachievers that hike the entire 555 miles of AT in Virginia get added to our Virginia Hiker Hall of Fame!

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Crabtree Falls

Hike to the top of the highest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi in Nelson County Virginia!

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Dirty Dozen

Hike, bike, and/or paddle at least 12 miles in the beautiful Martinsville - Henry County area.

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Dolly Sods

Hike any of the several trails located in Dolly Sods Wilderness, West Virginia.

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Dragons Tooth

Hike to the top of iconic Dragon's Tooth, part of Virginia's Triple Crown near Roanoke.

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False Cape

Hike from the ocean to the bay across one of Virginia State Parks' hidden gems.

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McAfee Knob

Reach one of the most photographed locations along the Appalachian Trail.

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Mount Rogers

You could be the highest person in Virginia when you summit Mount Rogers in southwest Virginia. Two different designs are available.

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Old Rag

This one will have you telling your friends and family what a challenging, yet fun, hike this was with all the rock scrambles you'll need to navigate.

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The Priest

Ascend The Priest, often referred to as one of the hardest vertical climbs in Virginia.

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Three Ridges Loop

Rated one of Virginia's top loop hikes, hike up Three Ridges with a return path along the waterfall filled Mau-Har Trail!

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Tinker Cliffs

The last of three hikes that make up Virginia's Triple Crown near Roanoke. This can provide you with a beautiful sunset if the conditions are just right!

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Trail Volunteer

Volunteer with a local outdoor organization.

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Virginia Triple Crown

Reach three iconic locations near beautiful Roanoke.

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Winter Camping

Stay overnight, outdoors, in the winter.

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