Book Description: From the Blue Ridge Mountains to rolling forests and farmlands to coastal beaches and islands, Virginia presents a varied landscape with a multitude of hiking opportunities. Hiking Virginia, formerly The Hiker's Guide to Virginia, takes you to the highest point in the Old Dominion--Mount Rogers--and along the beaches of the Assateague National Seashore, through the historic Richmond area, into Shenandoah National Park, and to dozens of hiking areas, some well known, others relatively undiscovered. The guide has been updated and includes phone numbers to call for further information, with recently changed area codes. The book can be used to plan leisurely family strolls, urban walks, and overnight backpacking trips. Hiking Virginia, by travel and outdoor writer Randy Johnson, includes 50 hikes-a sampler of the state's most scenic and historic paths. The book also contains detailed maps for each hike, black-and-white photos that give glimpses of the landscape, and sections of history, geography, and safety. Hiking Virginia is an essential item for all hikers in the Old Dominion.