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Andrew from Blacksburg on 9/30/2019 8:17:44 PM:
To those who've camped before; is there ever an issue with the hiker-biker campsites being full? I am planning a trip for mid/late October and it sounds like there may be a lot of folks on the trail around that time based on the message board, so I was concerned about the possibility of being closed out of the camps. Is that even a thing???

 
SGK from Northern Va on 10/1/2019 8:41:25 PM:
Hi Andrew, we’ve been biking / camping the trail mid to late October for past 30+ years and seldom had to share a campsite. We prefer to camp alone so often if one site is occupied you can simply go another 5 miles or so to the next one. Usually, If the occupants are hospitable, we’ll share a campsite especially if its getting late. On the rare occasion that the occupants don’t seem too friendly we’ll simply push on to the next site. We find that most people biking the trail in October are not camping.

 
Rivnuts from Homestead,PA on 10/1/2019 10:17:19 PM:
I just finished the trip today. I had camping mates two of the three nights on the trail. However I’ve never seen a “full” camp site.