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Sky Meadows State Park (Rating: C)

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Centreville Park & Ride Lot - Centreville, VA
14700 Lee Highway

Sat, Aug 10, 2019 at 11:30 AM - 5:45 PM

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This an 6-mile hike with about 1,200 feet of elevation gain and an average pace of about 2.3 mph when moving. Starting at the visitor parking lot, we do a circuit hike, climbing up the South Ridge Trail, to the North Ridge Trail. We will take short breaks along the way at various benches to enjoy the view and/or catch our breath. Then we stay on the north bound A.T. until it joins the Whitehouse Trail. Our next stop is at the Paris view, where we will have snacks or lunch. We complete the circuit by climbing to the Piedmont view and then downhill through the meadow to return to our cars. If you would like to bring a dog, please read NVHC's dog policy and then call Dotty at 703-439-8670. Dogs are permitted on NVHC hikes in accordance with the NVHC Dog Policy. https://tinyurl.com/nvhcdogpolicy Typically we have only one dog on a hike. Calling to check is not needed for guide dogs, and a guide dog does not count as the "one dog." Looking forward, Dotty Smith 703-439-8670 Marty Rine 571-344-5141 Bring plenty of water, snacks, and, if you like, lunch. Hiking boots and poles recommended. Bug spray and sun block might be good. Please arrive at the Centerville Park and Ride Lot at 7:20 a.m., which allows time to sign in and form carpools. WE WILL LEAVE BY 7:30 a.m. If you are meeting at the park, please arrive and be ready to hike by 8:30 a.m. There are restrooms at the park, where we start and end the hike. Car pool fee: $3 Park entrance fee is $10 per car, or a State park pass, or a current REI receipt, displayed on your dashboard. The fee is shared by those in the car. Directions: I-66 West to exit 23, route 17 north 5 miles toward Paris, Va. Park entrance is on the left. Sign comes up fast, so be on the look out. Dotty Smith 703-439-8670 Marty Rine 571-344-5141