• P.O. Box 28, Round Hill, VA 20142

Redbud Hike at Sky Meadows State Park – 5.5 mi RT

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Date(s) - April 10, 2016
9:30 am - 2:00 pm

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We will gather in the main parking lot for a beautiful springtime hike at Sky Meadows State Park. Sky Meadows offers 16 miles of hiking trails including a connection to 3 miles on the Appalachian Trail.

Our hike will begin in the main parking lot ($5 per car parking fee) and continue along a mixture of beautiful and diverse environments including ascending the mountain along a rocky creek bed, traversing a beautiful ridge top meadow and enjoying the expansive vista overlook Virginia wine and horse country. This is one of my favorite hikes in the area. Please bring a packed lunch, snacks and plenty of water.

This is a moderately challenging hike with some rocky sections and uphill climbs.
http://www.virginiaoutdoors.com/parks/activities/sky-meadows-state-park/Hiking/

The park has some beautiful groves of Redbud trees along with many kinds of spring wildflowers that we will take the time to appreciate along the way. The dogwoods are just beginning to emerge, as well.

I look forward to seeing each of you next Sunday morning.

Cathy Norman is a Certified Virginia Master Naturalist, a mindfulness meditation instructor and a Hatha Yoga teacher (RYT 200). She lives about 6 miles from Sky Meadows State Park on Mt. Weather near Bluemont. Cathy loves to share the beauty of the Southern Appalachians with hiking friends in our region.

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