Want some four-legged company while you take in the beauty of our great state? Go hiking with llamas!

Honestly, we're a little upset that we didn't think of this sooner, 'cause it's brilliant! Not only do the llamas provide some four-legged company, but they do all of the heavy-lifting so you can still enjoy all that Mother Nature has to offer without dealing with the added weight of your gear dragging you down. 

And luckily for you, we've found two hike adventures in Virginia that will let you go hiking with llamas. So saddle up, partner – it's llama time!

Twin Creeks Llamas

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Courtesy of Twin Creeks Llamas (Facebook)

Located a mere two hours from Washington, D.C., Twin Creeks has been offering guests the chance to hike with llamas for 19 years. Go on a guided tour into the beautiful Shenandoah Valley and spend some time with your four-legged companion.

Unfortunately, due to an influx of requests, all weekends are booked through the end of the year, with a few weekday slots remaining. Also, the "Take a Llama to Lunch" option – a provided picnic lunch that consists of a four-course meal – is no longer available through the remainder of 2019. However, Twin Creeks is still offering its "Llead a Llama Hike," as well as its "Llama Llite" visits. You can read more about those two hiking options here.

Prices vary depending on which llama hike you choose. To reserve a hike, click here.

Llama Trekking at Applewood Inn

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Courtesy of Applewood Inn & Llama Trekking (Facebook)

Applewood Inn in Lexington is much more than your average B&B; it's got llamas! With special wildflower hikes in the spring, snowy treks in the winter, and everything else in between, guests have plenty of opportunities to visit the Applewood Inn throughout the year, all while getting up close and personal with some incredible animals.

Guests can choose from several vacation packages, all of which can be viewed here. Also, don't forget to make a reservation ahead of time!

So, what do you think? Have you gone hiking with llamas before? If so, share your experience with us in the comments.