Looking for a great trail in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia? AllTrails has 199 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 111 moderate trails in Shenandoah National Park ranging from 0.8 to 104.7 miles and from 606 to 4,048 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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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).

Hiked this Jan 12 after a rainstorm the day/night before and there were sections of the trail that was all mud, near the start. I counted 3 small stream crossings, one of them needed a new log thrown over it, as the water had risen above the stepping rocks. Definitely heed the warning everyone else mentions about missing the turns, they are marked, but if your head's down, you'll miss it. The cabin was quiet and the perfect lunch spot, although you can't go inside, it's still cool to see and extends your miles. I suggest going the extra few steps to Bear Church Rocks, after you hit the Summit view. The Rocks don't offer a better view, but they're cool and were quieter than the overview.

muddy
1 day ago

Leisurely stroll through wooded area. We went on a foggy day with no one around. It made the cemetery a little spookier. Wouldn't redo the trail as it is forgettable.

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rocky
scramble
2 days ago

Challenging trail. There are a lot of trails that start around here so it’s easy to get confused. I ran this, but I had set out to do something else that started around there. The first couple of miles are very steep. The rocks are between softball and soccer ball size, and they’re very loose. If you’re running this be very careful going up and down that section. Once you get past the scrambles, the trail becomes much more like bike single track. There are some nice ups and downs on the way to the trail post. Solid leg workout and cardio, but nothing that requires any skill.

hiking
icy
2 days ago

Be careful some parts of ceder run are iced over and very hard to navigate aroind. It would be even harder for a dog. Not for the novice hiker.

hiking
3 days ago

Nice trail.

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icy
off trail
rocky
5 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

only mile marker 0 to 5 was open on skyline drive today and this was one of the trails within that area. nothing too fancy but an enjoyable 45 min walk.

7.36 miles, extended Mary's Rock to past Byrd Nest shelter, down steep grade to natural spring. MLK day hike, lower crowds, park was closed past Panorama lot. COLD!!! Single digits feel, ice on trail, jack busted ass a couple times :)

You better be ready this isn’t your GranMa’s Loop Trail. The PATC has done a great job on the trail and it’s one of a kind. Wish they’d put metal rungs in some spots because it gets crazy. Tighten your boot straps and get ready for a wild ride.

Good trail, very windy at the top. Had to hike up the road to the trailhead as Skyline is closed right now, but the gate ranger was very friendly and helpful

We started at the white oak falls trail head intending to do the 9 mile loop. In the end did the white oak trail up to about where the fire trail meets and then made it an in and out hike. The walk is great and the first mile or so has very little elevation gain. You walk along the creek/river almost the whole way and you’re greeting by several waterfalls. With a little snow and rain the night before we had some muddy patches on the trail but that also meant we got to see more flow over the falls. Can’t wait to go again and do the full loop.

We got lucky and showed up right after almost an inch of snow fell which gave the hike a winter wonderland feel. The incline is slow and gradual the whole way to the top. While walking you almost always have some sort of view of the surrounding areas which is always nice. If you’re in the mood for a small rock scramble at the summit there’s a rock you can climb to gain a little more elevation and get slightly wider view. Great hike overall.

Definitely one to do during a different season. Great views.

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blowdown
rocky
scramble
9 days ago

hiking
rocky
scramble
9 days ago

One of the best trails in DC, NOVA area. Many challenging places, always go with a small backpack. Due to high traffic never got to come and the same way. Saw a rattle snake closer to the top of the trail.

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