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Best trails in Shenandoah National Park

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Looking for a great trail in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia? AllTrails has 207 great hiking trails, running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 119 moderate trails in Shenandoah National Park ranging from 1.3 to 168.5 km and from 185 to 1,234 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
Located along the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah National Park runs with the broad Shenandoah River, valleys, and rolling hills. Covered in forest, Skyline Drive and the famous Appalachian Trail run the entire length of this narrow park. There is so much more to explore including scenic overlooks, waterfalls of the Shenandoah River, and Hawksbill Mountain, the highest peak. Shenandoah National Park is always open. However, portions of Skyline Drive -- the only public road through the park -- are periodically closed during inclement weather. Visitors may still enter the park on foot to hike even when the drive is closed. Fees: Single Vehicle - $30.00 This fee covers unlimited entry for one vehicle and passengers for seven consecutive days, beginning on the day of purchase. Vehicles must be private, noncommercial, and with a seating capacity of 15 or less. Single Motorcycle - $25.00 Covers entry for one motorcycle and one passenger for seven consecutive days, beginning on the day of purchase. Individual Person - $15.00 The fee for walk-up or bicycling visitors, when 16 years of age or older (children under 16 are admitted for free). Includes entering the Park by all means other than a private, non-commercial vehicle. A family traveling together shall pay no more than the vehicle fee. Annual Pass - $55.00 Provides unlimited entry for one year to the pass owner and passengers in the same vehicle. At "per-person" fee areas this pass covers the pass holder and three adults, not to exceed 4 adults total. Children under 16 are admitted free.
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Map of trails in Shenandoah National Park
Park information
Acreage
197439 acres
Top trails (207)
#1 - Turk Mountain Trail
Shenandoah National Park
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Length: 4.0 km • Est. 1 h 29 m
Turk Mountain Trail is a 4.0 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Crozet, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of aShow more
#2 - Old Rag Mountain Loop [CLOSED]
Shenandoah National Park
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Length: 16.1 km • Est. 5 h 42 m
Note: This trail is currently closed due to COVID-19. This hike is one of the most popular hikes in Shenandoah National Park. It is a challenging hike, but when you make it about 3/4 of the way up, yShow more
#3 - Jeremy's Run Trail
Shenandoah National Park
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Length: 18.8 km • Est. 6 h 23 m
Jeremy's Run Trail is a 18.8 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Sperryville, Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optionShow more
#4 - White Oak Canyon and Cedar Run Trails Loop [CLOSED]
Shenandoah National Park
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Length: 14.5 km • Est. 5 h 14 m
Note: This trail is currently closed due to COVID-19. This trailhead is currently closed by SNP and the County for the foreseeable future due to community health concerns— NO parking or road access isShow more
#5 - Hawksbill Gap Loop via Appalachian Trail [CLOSED]
Shenandoah National Park
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Length: 4.2 km • Est. 1 h 33 m
Note: This trailhead is currently closed by SNP and the County for the foreseeable future due to community health concerns— NO parking or road access is available. Please check with the park page for Show more
#6 - Dark Hollow Falls Trail [CLOSED]
Shenandoah National Park
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Length: 2.3 km • Est. 57 m
Dark Hollow Falls is one of the closest scenic falls to the Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. This is a fairly easy walk down, but the trek back up on the way out may be slightly challenging.Show more
#7 - Rose River Trail [CLOSED]
Shenandoah National Park
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Length: 5.6 km • Est. 1 h 59 m
Many trailheads in this park are closed due to COVID-19. Please check the park website for up to date info on which trails are accessible.Show more
#8 - Bearfence Mountain Trail [CLOSED]
Shenandoah National Park
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Length: 1.6 km • Est. 34 m
After parking in the Bearfence Mountain parking lot, cross Skyline Drive and follow the blue blazes of the Bearfence Trail. The Bearfence Trail leads up a steep slope that eventually turns into a scShow more
#9 - South River Falls Trail [CLOSED]
Shenandoah National Park
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Length: 7.4 km • Est. 2 h 43 m
Many trailheads in this park are closed due to COVID-19. Please check the park website for up to date info on which trails are accessible.Show more
#10 - Stony Man via Appalachian Trail [CLOSED]
Shenandoah National Park
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Length: 2.4 km • Est. 49 m
Many trailheads in this park are closed due to COVID-19. Please check the park website for up to date info on which trails are accessible.Show more
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