wild flowers



nature trips


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trail running

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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).

trail running
21 hours ago

Great trail run. 3 hours and 18 minutes is my best time. Saw a baby black bear last time I ran it. Great views and scrambles at the top.

This was an amazing hike! It is a great hike full of very nice views but not very difficult so it made for a nice quick starter hike. I definitely plan on doing this hike again this spring!

Overall a hike that I'll keep in my rotation of places to go! The first mile or two is why it is ranked hard. Going straight up, climbing rocks, steep inclines. Can be slippery going over water and waterfalls. Also the trail markers need to be touched up on. Can be challenging but after you see what accomplished, very worth it. As soon as you get the four way to finish you should turn left. That takes you down hill the whole time leading to parking lot. I got lost and kept going straight until I hit Appalachian trail, which added about 3 miles total to the hike. Had an 80pnd dog who seemed to enjoy it as well.

Nice trail to get from the campground to the meadow

did prt of this much fog but goood work out!

2 days ago

goid hike but short.

did this loop in reverse last week. went the a.t to the laurel prong to the mill prong. dunno if my GPS was off but we got nearly 9.5 miles and 1900 ft of ascent. nice trail, the mill prong was more scenic, the downhill to rapidan camp was like skiing on mud. This was my wife and I's 1st long hike through mountains and it didn't disappoint

The parking lot for it is just down past the picnic and restroom area so that's a great stop before you start out. ^.~ the trail was really nice and well marked. You walk for a bit on the fire road but it's still quite lovely.

3 days ago