hiking

views

forest

wild flowers

walking

birding

nature trips

wildlife

dogs on leash

kid friendly

waterfall

river

trail running

no dogs

camping

backpacking

beach

horseback riding

dog friendly

Shenandoah National Park encompasses part of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the state of Virginia. This national park is long and narrow, with the broad Shenandoah River and valley on the west side, and the rolling hills of the Virginia Piedmont on the east. Shenandoah's Blue Ridge Mountains are covered by hardwood forests that are home to tens of thousands of animals. The Skyline Drive and Appalachian Trail run the entire length of this narrow park that has more than 500 miles (800 km) of hiking trails along scenic overlooks and waterfalls of the Shenandoah River. The highest peak is Hawksbill Mountain at 4,051 feet (1,235 m).

We brought our six month old lab here for his first hike in mountains. Having hiked some of the more "dramatic" hikes in the park, I didn't go into this one with a lot of expectation other than a nice walk in the woods. I was pleasantly surprised though. Not much elevation change but there are a couple of hills to climb. The walk up the path through the electrical poles was pretty cool. The farm itself was a nice stopping point. Not much to look at, basically an old barn but fun anyway. We kept going and came to a really nice overlook on Dickeys Ridge and took some pics. All in all nothing crazy but it did exceed my expectations.

Loved this trail. The incline is tough & definitely not for beginner hikers. The falls are great & the view of the canyon is awesome!
The trail is very rocky & can be slippery when wet.

hiking
6 days ago

Nice workout hike with lots of varying terrain. Some woodland trail, some very rocky sections, some fairly steep, some easy going. Not much for views. Would be nice to figure out a bushwhack to the peak. I did not see any evidence of waterfalls, but maybe it's just been dry around here (I'm just visiting family).

Fan-freaking-tastic hike. Mind this is a hike that makes you work, but boy is the view rewarding. But hey, the hike itself is very fun, with some rock scrambling around the summit. Views on both sides are great! A must in Shenandoah.

So much fun! Make sure to wear shoes with good traction because even though the climbing isn't too intense, there are a few opportunities to wipe out if it's wet at all (which it was today!). Very nicely marked and an amazing view. I would highly recommend this one!

hiking
7 days ago

Great hike. Might be challenging for new hikers due to the incline but the view at the top is spectacular.

great views, enjoyed the mixture of trail.

I hiked this trail in the dead winter (mid February). The traffic was light but the waterfalls were spectacular. The trail was little bit muddy but it was manageable. I had a great hike.

About to do this for the 9th time, and it is always amazing.