FallFest Hiking/Camping Weekend at Elizabeth Furnace National Recreation Area VA

Date and Time

Friday, September 16, 2022 4:00PM - Sunday, September 18, 2022 11:00AM


Elizabeth Furnace Recreation Area Strasburg VA,
Virginia, Shenandoahs,


Registration is required for this activity.


Join us for a weekend of hiking and camping in the Elizabeth Furnace National Recreation area near Strasburg VA. The program features an opportunity to practice camping skills as the weather becomes cooler and since we will not be far from our cars, you can carry a little extra just in case. We will camp out two nights and go on a day hike on Saturday with up to 1,700' of elevation gain over 4 miles out and 4 miles back. Pace will be slow but steady with plenty of breaks. We may go for a short hike Sunday morning. This activity is open to families. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Relaxed: Suitable for most active participants with full mobility and participants new to the activity described. Expect to be actively on the move for about 3 hours/day. You may be on the trail, slopes or water for a longer time, but there will be plenty of rest breaks. All participants must attest they are vaccinated before they will be approved to partcipate. For more FallFest activities, look for these programs at AMC facilities the following weekend: September 24 at Mohican Outdoor Center and the Highland Center September 25 at Noble View Outdoor Center

AMC Trip Policy

COVID 19 Information: As of December 1, 2021 AMC requires volunteers be vaccinated or receive a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the start of an event. AMC relies on the honor system for compliance. Participants may be required to wear masks, provide proof of vaccination, or in the alternative a current (within 72 hours) negative PCR test as a condition of attending this event. For your personal safety, you should expect to be in the presence of vaccinated and unvaccinated people in all AMC settings and should make choices about participating accordingly.



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The pinned location is not the actual location for the program which will be disclosed to registered participants.

View above Elizabeth Furnace National Recreation Area VA.


Instruction (Skills)

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I have been leading backpacking trips for the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Adirondack Mountain Club since 1975. I enjoy taking the time to look at the scenery and have a relatively slow pace. I am patient with beginners and enjoy helping them learn new skills.


I love being in the outdoors I enjoy hiking, biking, and backpacking I like to hike at an easy pace to take in the wonders of nature I have instilled my love of being outside with my family and we often camp together.