Virginia

Tales from the Trail: Piney River & Beyond
My trip through the Blue Ridge Mountains with the 2022...
Trips & Trails: Union Springs
Just north of Harrisonburg, Virginia you’ll find a section of...
Trips & Trails: Fenwick Mines
Fall is a great time to visit the beautiful Blue...
Trips & Trails: Bald Mountain
If you’re on your way to or from Overland Expo...
Trips & Trails: Broad Run
George Washington and Jefferson National Forests hold countless opportunities for...
Trips & Trails: Reddish Knob and the Blue Ridge Mountains
It’s sometimes tempting to think that the eastern United States...
Trips & Trails: Enchanted Creek Along the Blue Ridge Parkway
The Blue Ridge Parkway traverses 469 miles through Virginia and...

Tales from the Trail: Piney River & Beyond

My trip through the Blue Ridge Mountains with the 2022 Ultimate Overland Build started as the remnants of Hurricane Ian made their way through western Virginia.

Trips & Trails: Union Springs

Just north of Harrisonburg, Virginia you’ll find a section of George Washington National Forest with an incredible density of trails. This area really has something for every adventurer with great options for trail difficulty, camping, and other activities, all within relatively close proximity to each other. 

Toyota Tacoma in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Trips & Trails: Fenwick Mines

Fall is a great time to visit the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. One of the best ways to experience these mountains is to explore the trails and forest roads that criss-cross this region.

Trips & Trails: Bald Mountain

If you’re on your way to or from Overland Expo East and decide to seek out a challenging trail, Bald Mountain is where you need to be. It’s located in the Saint Mary’s area of George Washington, and the southern terminus is only 45 minutes from Oak Ridge Estates.

Tacoma with AT Summit camper.

Trips & Trails: Broad Run

George Washington and Jefferson National Forests hold countless opportunities for adventure. Much of the 1.8 million acres lie along the Interstate 81 corridor.

A campsite near Reddish Knob, Virginia.

Trips & Trails: Reddish Knob and the Blue Ridge Mountains

It’s sometimes tempting to think that the eastern United States has inferior overlanding opportunities compared to the southwest, the Rocky Mountains, and other wide-open spaces. While the trails in the East might not be as long, there are still plenty of opportunities to explore. Fortunately, Overland Expo East is within easy driving distance of many of the best areas to spend a few nights traversing the ridges of the Appalachian Mountains.

Photo by Brett Willhelm

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