Guided and Twilight Hiking

Shenandoah Mountain Guides lead a variety of scenic hikes to backcountry areas in the park, from pristine waterfalls to locales of cultural significance. Whether you are a novice or old hand, these trips are designed to challenge each person to be the best they can be.
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Advance reservations are required for Shenandoah Mountain Guide hikes. Book online or call 866-383-2922, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Guided hikes available April through early November.

Guided Twilight Hikes

Shenandoah National Park HikingAmble through the 'big meadow' with your Shenandoah Mountain guide as the sun sets beyond the mountain painting the heavens crimson, yellow, pink and gold. Have the stars guide and enthrall you as they did for generations of local Native Americans. You'll arrive at a destination that cannot be measured by longitude and latitude.

Advance reservations are suggested for these very popular Saturday evening outings. Please call 877-847-1919.

$10.00 for Adults
$8.00 for Children 12 & under.

Saturdays departing from Big Meadows Lodge lobby.

7:00 p.m. Departure
10:00 p.m. Return


2014 scheduled dates have ended. Check back by February, 2015 for current season dates

Suggested gear includes comfortable walking shoes, a jacket and small flashlight. Hikes are cancelled in the event of inclement weather.


Book Your Shenandoah Reservation Today Skyland Resort

Rates starting at $260.00 mid-week for two people. Package rates vary depending on seasonality and room type. Rates include:

  • One night's lodging
  • Bag lunch (Turkey & Cheddar on Wheat Bun, Apple, Granola Bar, Chips, Water. Vegetarian option available upon request)
  • Guide fee
  • Utility add-on fee
  • Taxes are additional
It is recommended that participants:

  • Wear sturdy walking shoes
  • Bring a small backpack to carry the bag lunch & clothing you might shed when hiking
  • Bring a light rain poncho
  • Bring a camera to capture the experience

About Shenandoah Mountain Guides

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. Be sure to bring your walking shoes, a daypack, water bottle, and a camera… You’ll be amazed at what you find!


Important Disclaimer

  • The guided hike will take place in rain and foggy, inclement weather. It would only be cancelled in event of severe conditions such as lightning or extreme storms.  If hike is cancelled, the deposit would be refunded in full and cancellation fee waived.
  • Full package rate deposit required at time of booking.
  • Seven day advance cancellation notice required for refund of deposit less $15.00 cancellation fee.
  • A minimum of two (2) paid participants is required for hike to depart. If less than two paid, the hike would be cancelled and deposit would be refunded in full and cancellation fee waived.
  • Guest will be notified seven (7) days in advance if minimum paid is not met.
Minimum age required is eight (8) years.  Children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
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