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!

Hiking in Big Meadows at 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.

Basic Outdoor Survival Skills Event at Shenandoah National Park

Basic Outdoor Survival Skills

  • Learn what to do when the "what ifs" of your outdoor adventures turn into the "now whats". This course is designed for all outdoor enthusiasts and focuses on key elements for not simply surviving, but thriving when outdoor adventures turn into challenges.

Group Navigating with Map and Compass

Map & Compass Navigation

  • Learn about land navigation in the absence of technology - magnetic compass, topographic map, even the sun! Learn how to find out: where you are, where you're going, and how you're going to get there. Never feel helplessly lost again!

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.

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 Principles.

Lewis Mountain Cabins in Shenandoah National Park

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