Explore the most popular Kid Friendly trails in Shenandoah National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Beautiful hike along all of the waterfalls. We thought they ended, but as we kept walking we realized there were more! There were some steep parts along the gorge, but overall the hike was easy-moderate. Would recommend if you have time and don't see waterfalls often!

Beautiful view at the top, but pretty busy trail! On the way up a doe approached us within 7 yards away... easy hike

Nice hike with some beautiful waterfalls! The hike down is easy because you start at the top and walk down the falls, so the way up is more challenging.

lovely short hike! Awesome rock to sit at at the end to look out over the valley. Would do again!

Beautiful mostly easy alongside River lots of waterfalls

Easy effort for a rewarding view. Could have spent hours on those rocks!

Beautiful view. No wildlife as ther's too many people

Beautiful, quick hike. We did this for sunrise and it was amazing

nice little hike, the return is a little demanding, but the falls down are worth it!

nice hike for the family, especially climbing and the view of the rocks!

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over grown
3 days ago

Nice views, cool farmhouse, overgrown in several areas.

Great hike. Beautiful all the way down. Amazing plants and falls are gorgeous. The climb back up is long and steep. There are roots and rocks. Bring water and make sure you wear the proper shoes. I saw a lot of people with inappropriate footwear for the trail.

Love this trail... might take longer with little ones in tow but fun for everyone!

Daughter and I camped about mid way. Great hike!

We hike this every year!

Great hike for a short out and back hike. The hike down is deceptively steep, which you definitely notice coming back up. Lots of places to explore the falls to get away from the crowds, too.

Good trail. Pretty mild elevation change. At the summit there is a large rock scramble.

5 miles including parking by old ranger station. I'm not sure how it's easy with the rocky conditions and elevation change. Was lucky and saw a bear and other wildlife.

That was fun! Nice incline to start. Shade the whole way. Too busy today though at the top

We did this hike up and back in less than 1.5 hours not including time spent on the summit. It was worth every step as the summit is beautiful. The trail is wide and pretty easy to navigate. The last .7 miles is pretty much straight up. Did this hike with our 11 and 9 year old children. Do this while visiting the park!

on Upper Hawksbill Trail

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5 days ago

The views from the summit made the trek up worth it! We hiked it on a Saturday, late morning and it was busy, but definitely not over-crowded.

hiking
5 days ago

Nice, easy, relaxing walk through nature.

on Limberlost Trail

hiking
5 days ago

Nice, easy trail for a relaxing walk in nature. Was hoping to see deer and woodpeckers, but did not. That was okay as we spotted a bear in the woods who slowly wandered away from the trail after we stopped to watch it.

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blowdown
bugs
over grown
6 days ago

on Rose River Trail

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bugs
muddy
rocky
6 days ago

A ranger advised us to start by going to the left and we were happy we did because after passing the beautiful waterfall, we easily had excellent views of the river and all of its smaller falls. If you go in the opposite direction, you would constantly be turning back toward the river to see those features. The terrain was definitely rocky in several areas. We hiked it on a Friday afternoon and encountered other people often, but also had stretches where we were alone on the trail. We completed the trail in 3 hours, as we stopped frequently along the river to take photos.

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