Appalachian Trail: Shenandoah National Park

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Appalachian Trail: Shenandoah National Park is a 131.8 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Waynesboro, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
131.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
27969 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
Sunday, July 31, 2016

The trail travels through the rolling hills of the Shenandoah. We were blessed with seeing much wildlife: black bears, white tail deer, wild turkey, scarlet tanager and cardinals. The only draw back was the times we needed to cross the Skyline Drive, which, at times was filled with noisy motorcycles. One benefit to the trail going through the National Park is the access to visitor centers, restrooms, lodge rooms and restaurants.