Appalachian Wilderness Hiking -Virginia: Striking View- Appalachian Trail
Appalachian Mountains hiking & camping guide service, dream adventures. Explore scenic vistas; rest in excellent Roanoke rooms or camp-out. Select easy to extensive day hikes, week tours, any schedule. Great treks all year! Reserve now at discount

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Fall colors will be here soon. Penetrate deep into Appalachian Mountain wilderness with guide & author Don Defreeze. Explore untamed wilds and view flora & fauna among fantastic vistas with a guide that knows every step and how to safely traverse natural barriers. We build & support your exciting adventure to include the most scenery possible commensurate to your skills. Most hikes are close to Roanoke. A full variety of guided outdoor challenges are offered, just ask. Day-hikes range from 1/4mi to 8mi round trip. Our most popular hikes include Dragons Tooth, McAfee Knob, Tinker Cliffs, Apple Orchard Falls plus many more! One day visiting Roanoke attractions is recommended.( a basic week tour).

Beyond basic tours, camping can be included and expanded. Create an adventure that best fits your abilities, enthusiasm, schedule and interests. (see availability chart, yellow means spaces may still be available)

Don't wait! Inquire us & get started on an exciting Appalachian adventure now!

Typical Day

If you prefer not to drive to the day's event, we can pick you up with our courtesy shuttle. Join author/guide Don Defreeze on the day's fantastic trek/camping or adventure. Hikes end at 5pm, although may be extended if all agree. Rest in comfort at night, Excihiking can book your Roanoke hotel room for you, or develop a camp-out. One day touring Roanoke is recommended, attend the many venues that Roanoke offers, being a tourist city itself. Whatever your goal, we'll design a perfect adventure for you.

Age range, type of group

All can be accommodated if they finalize the booking process. Ask us about the difficulties of various hikes and we'll match your abilities. Children under 18 must be accompanied by parent(s) or guardian.

Sleeping and meals

From cheap to luxurious, rooms can be booked by Excihiking for a nominal fee; we can place you in the room you want. Meals are not included on daily hiking excursions unless you specify them. We can also arrange setting up excursions on a day-to-day basis as an option to stay on budget. If camping is included, basic food stuffs are provided along with a tent, but the lion share of meals during camping falls upon the customer. Whatever lodging arrangements you decide to make, you can almost always join us, just let us know!


All local laws need to be followed. Firearms are prohibited. Excihiking reserves the right to disband any contractual agreement if any Excihiking representative feels that a participant is a danger to anyone during the tour. Excihiking is not responsible if anyone misses the tour vehicle. Excihiking is not responsible for any inadvertant accident not directly attributable to Excihiking. Also, we are a guide service, not a rescue squad. We provide aid to a level considered reasonable.


Day hike: Start at: $45.00/person week days, $55.00/person weekends, $10.00 additional person in your group.
A FREE day hike is usually offered every month so check it out!
Basic hiking/camping week tours start at $399.00/person (room not included)
Camping host fee is $115.00 per night, includes camp set-up/maintenance.
Remember, you may design a tour specifically tailored to your time-frame and interests. Excihiking will work out details and rates on an individual basis and fit an adventure within your budget.
(See website for expanded rate schedule)

Basic week tour itineraries become fixed on a first-come first-served basis (see availability chart for week tour specials). Once a deposit is accepted, others may join the basic tour, but they must agree to the then fixed intinerary. Therefore, its best to confirm your reservation request as soon as possible to secure specific choices.

Other Information

A day to tour Roanoke is offered. In a week tour, one day may be designated to tour Roanoke, with courtesy transportation provided throughout the Roanoke valley with the opportunity to visit multiple sites that day. A chance to view upcoming events, such as at the Roanoke Berglund Center, Salem Taliaferro complex, etc., can be linked at Excihiking's website.

Discounts Offered

There're many sponsored week tours and discount guided hikes throughout the year (see availability calendar). All benefits are afforded to any basic week tour. Anyone joining a day hike may have courtesy transportation provided but not guaranteed. The number of particapants is limited so reserve early!

Thank you,
Don Defreeze

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Listing Reviews Reviews of Appalachian Wilderness Hiking -Virginia

Appalachian Excihiking Tour Roanoke, VA
  Tonia -- Jun 23, 2014 09:58 am
I recently took a hiking tour with Excihiking and hit four of the popular spots McAfee Knob,Apple Orchard Falls, Dragon's Tooth and Tinker Cliffs it was an awesome experience! The weather was perfect the people were friendly and the views breathtaking and a knowledgeable guide made for a perfect
trip. I would recommend it to anyone who loves the outdoors! ... more

don defreeze
  barbara -- May 29, 2013 05:20 pm
i am writing today to say that the adventures in hiking and camping in the applachain trails has been a refreshing breathetaking adventure, and it was a beautiful experience that i highly recommend for all nature lovers, that love the beauty and the inspiration it gives to your life, i hope you will come and see and experience it dor yourselves. ... more

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Nearby Attractions & Services

Dixie Caverns
Mill Mountain Star & Zoo
Taubman Museum of Art
VA.Museum of Transportation
Natural Bridge
Center in the Square
Splash Valley
Red Sox baseball (farm team)
Valley View mall
Virginia Tech Univ.
Bergalund Center (Civic Center)
Elmwood Park Amphitheater
Roanoke Region Airport

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Guided 1 Day Hike
1 person/ extras add 15per
Nov. 8th, Reduced Guide Fee

Dragon's tooth 2mi hike challenge
Campout host fee- night/person

add 15usd per extra
1 Week Adventure- Basic

add 49usd per extra
Guided 2 Successive Day Hikes
1 person/ add 20 per extra
Free guided hike Oct. 25

McAfee Knob/7.00 reg. fee

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Don Defreeze (View My Profile)
BS Meteorology, Oneonta, N.Y. 1981
Author: Please Read by Don Defreeze

Don Defreeze
Appalachian Wilderness Hiking -Virginia
Excihiking Appalachian Adventures
Appalachian Mountains
Roanoke, Virginia 24012

Phone: 540-339-5900
Website: Excihiking Treks

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