Twilight Hiking

Night Skies - Shenandoah National Park NOTE: Our Twilight Hiking dates have completely filled for the 2016 season, but please check out our other Astronomy events within Shenandoah National Park!

Hike into the "Big Meadow" at dusk with your Shenandoah Mountain Guide through the dramatic changing colors of the mountain sky and, eventually, the incredible spread of the night sky with its multitude of stars. At 3,500 feet, you are high above the haze and light pollution of the mid-Atlantic, making it a truly unforgettable experience.

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  • Select Saturdays, departing from Big Meadows Lodge lobby.
  • $10.00 for Adults; $8.00 for Children 12 & under
  • 7:00 pm Departure and 10:00 pm Return
  • For reservations, please call 877-847-1919.
  • Hike is cancelled if there is inclement weather. Call 540-999-2222 the day of the event to check on its status.

  • Distance covered is less than 2 miles.
  • Advance reservations are recommended as dates often sell out.
  • Cancelled in the event of inclement weather.
  • Cancellations require 24 hour advance notice.
  • A jacket is recommended and a flashlight is helpful.
Shenandoah Mountain Guides is a permitted and licensed guiding/educational service provider for Shenandoah National Park.

Working from a base of operations high in the Blue Ridge mountains, the Shenandoah Mountain Guides is internationally known for quality instruction and guiding. With some of the best paddling streams and most remote mountain highlands in the eastern US located nearby, we offer exceptional educational programs in canoeing, backpacking, orienteering, survival/outdoor skills, mountain biking, outdoor leadership, rock climbing and environmental awareness.

The instructional staff serves on the faculty of several colleges and universities as well as on the staff of several national certifying agencies for instructors and trainers. We teach the teachers.

The self-defined mission of Shenandoah Mountain Guides is to help folks get out from behind the steering wheel and out of the car to see, hear, and feel what a treasure Shenandoah National Park is. Towards that end they have developed a schedule designed to introduce different sections of the park at particularly special and scenic times.

Whether you visit Shenandoah with the guides or on your own, we hope you will take the time to explore this mountainous gem of a national park. You’ll be amazed at what you find!

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P.O. Box 727, Luray, Virginia 22835 | 877-847-1919