Note: Day-use tickets are required for hiking Old Rag Mountain from March 1 - November 30, 2023. For more information about the Old Rag day-use ticket pilot program, specifics about where tickets are required, and details on obtaining tickets, please visit https://go.nps.gov/oldragticket
Shenandoah National Park covers the rolling, tree-topped terrain of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. There are over 500 miles of hiking trails here, along with what many say is the most scenic stretch of the Appalachian Trail.
Many Skyline Drive trailheads connect with the Appalachian Trail and lead to hidden waterfalls, sylvan hollows, and granite peaks. Many of the best hikes in Shenandoah National Park have trails that evoke the call of the wild - Fox Hollow, Hawksbill Summit, Dark Hollow Falls, Story of the Forest, Bearfence Mountain, and Ivy Creek.
With such a large variety of trails at your fingertips, it can be difficult to determine which trail will be the best fit for you. Below we have laid out some options that will help you pick your hike. If you have any further questions our knowledgeable team is happy to help!