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Veach Gap - GWNF - Backpacking Site

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Veach Gap - GWNF - Backpacking Site is located in Virginia

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38.88510409476939 N
78.33275306112796 W

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2 Reviews

TJ W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2023

Amazing Campsite

Breathtaking views of the Shenandoah River and surrounding mountains. Very much worth the 4 mile hike up to the site. 1,200ft elevation difference from the trailhead to the site. Cell service at the top (not during the hike or on the road to the trailhead so prepare directions). Went up in November with beautiful weather, fall leaves changing and great company. Couldn’t have had a better experience.

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  • Review photo of Veach Gap - GWNF - Backpacking Site by TJ W., November 5, 2023
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Jon N.
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2022

My favorite Hike in the area

I've both day hiked this and backpacked here several times. You will want to drive in and park at the Veach Gap Trailhead which is listed on Google Maps, then follow the trail and make the left when it comes to the intersection. It is about 4 miles up, so not too bad, but there is no water after the first mile. I have seen a small trickle part way up the mountain, but don't count on it. Pack up all the water you will need for the day/evening/morning. Once you get to the top there are several sites with little fire rings, and since it is on the ridgeline, the views are breathtaking. I've had good luck finding wood from dead trees at the top, but just make sure you're being safe and treating nature kindly. Follow the Leave no Trace rules so the next campers can enjoy this spot too.

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  • Review photo of Veach Gap - GWNF - Backpacking Site by Jon N., February 2, 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the elevation of Veach Gap - GWNF - Backpacking Site?

Veach Gap - GWNF - Backpacking Site is located at 1946 feet.

Are fires allowed at Veach Gap - GWNF - Backpacking Site?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Veach Gap - GWNF - Backpacking Site, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Veach Gap - GWNF - Backpacking Site have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Veach Gap - GWNF - Backpacking Site does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Veach Gap - GWNF - Backpacking Site?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is unknown, AT&T is good, and T-Mobile is unknown.