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).

on Sams Ridge Trail

1 day ago

Probably my favorite trail thus far, because of the rock scramble. Great views along the way as well. Would definitely recommend this trail.

hiking
2 days ago

This trail had the best vantage point of any other trail we hiked this time out. Beautiful view, but only on a clear day. The hike up was not difficult. A good trail to start or end the day on. Bring a camera!

hiking
2 days ago

On the morning we chose to hike this loop, there was a heavy blanket of fog in the valley. It almost gave it an eerie feeling walking by the river and falls with limited visibility. Very unique given the weather conditions. Would certainly hike this trail again.

We hiked this trail on a foggy day & it gave the trail a really cool feel. It runs right along the water which is awesome. Falls are great! We went straight at the the beginning of the trail instead of to the left, so hiking back to the top was pretty challenging but still enjoyable.

hiking
3 days ago

We did this trail twice, once when it was super foggy and once when it was clear. The fog was a cool experience, but you couldn't see anything. Definitely go on a clear day, the view is amazing!

This trail was somewhat of a challenge with the rock scramble but really fun! I enjoyed this short hike. The view from the top was unbelievable! Definitely go on a clear day so you can get the full view.

Definitely a difficult trail! It felt like I was doing steep lunges all the way to the top of the hike. If you like a challenge, then this is a great trail!

Beautiful water falls with a great view of the surrounding mountains

good trail for a quick hike close to the south end of the park. take the time to climb out on the talus past the summit marker and enjoy the views.

Easy for family with kids, nice view

Good for family with kids for a short hiking

hiking
6 days ago

Great short hike for kids. Go past the rock formation to find a rocky path that leads you to the very top of the large cliff. The rocks at the top are easy to climb and a fun "real" rock climbing experience for my kids, 5 & 7. The roundtrip hike would take about 30 mins but they explored and climbed the rock formation for about an hour.