Hiking in Shenandoah National Park

Hikers in Shenandoah National Park

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!

Dad with Daughter Hiking in Shenandoah National Park

Family Hiking

  • Pack a bag and hit some trails that the whole family can enjoy! This is a great opportunity to do some hands-on learning and share experiences that the whole family will remember for years to come.

Night Skies in Shenandoah National Park

Twilight Hiking

  • Set out to see the “big meadow” at its finest. Starting at dusk you will be amazed at the sky as the colors shift and fade into a beautiful expanse of stars. This guided hike will wow you.

Upper Rose River Falls in Shenandoah National Park

Waterfall Hiking

  • April showers bring May waterfalls! But these beautiful hikes are gorgeous all season long. Take a hike to see some of the many wondrous waterfalls that are all over Shenandoah National Park.

Hiking with Dogs in Shenandoah National Park

Dog-Friendly Hiking

  • Let us help guide you to the best trails to hike with your favorite four-legged family member! And remember after your hike to come enjoy our pet-friendly lodging and dining.

Appalachian Trail Hiker - Shenandoah National Park

Hiking Packages

  • Hike along the Appalachian Trail during the day with the comfort of a real bed to recharge at night. This is a great opportunity to experience the trail at a relaxing pace.

Hikers on Old Rag in Shenandoah National Park

Leave No Trace Policy

  • Keep our trails beautiful for everyone for years to come by following the Center for Outdoor Ethics Leave No Trace Principals.

Lewis Mountain Cabins in Shenandoah National Park

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