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  • Featured Hike: Cedar Run

    Sunday, August 4, 10:00 a.m. Whiteoak Canyon parking area, Syria, VA It’s hot out there! And we have the perfect remedy: in partnership with Wild Virginia, the Shenandoah National Park Trust will be hiking to a waterfall, a swimming hole and a natural water slide. From the Whiteoak Canyon parking area in Syria, VA, we […]

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  • Featured Hike: Learn Your Ferns on Stony Man

    In our effort to provide multiple opportunities for you to hike in Shenandoah, the Trust occasionally partners with other groups that take regular outings in the park. We are pleased to inform you of an upcoming hike on Saturday, June 22, led by Wild Virginia. Master Naturalist, Chip Morgan, will guide the group along an […]

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  • Featured Hike: Mother’s Day Family Hike

    When:       Sunday May 12, 10 am – 1 pm Where:      Hightop Mountain (milepost 66.7) Our featured hike for May is a family-friendly affair celebrating Mother’s Day with the gift of wildflowers.  Join the Shenandoah National Park Trust for a hike to Hightop Mountain on Sunday, May 12.  This round-trip hike of 3 miles will bring […]

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  • Hundred Mile Club

    If you have hiked with our Hundred Mile Club, you know what a great time we have in our park. The scenery is spectacular, the camaraderie is delightful and our guides are first-rate. Of course, ours is not the only group that hikes regularly in Shenandoah National Park. With that in mind, the Trust is […]

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  • Featured Hike: Bear Church Rock

    Join us on Saturday, March 16 for a moderate 8.4 mile out-and-back hike to Bear Church Rock on Jones Mountain in the park’s Central District. Bear Church Rock is a hidden gem. The hike starts along the beautiful Rapidan River and heads up alongside the Staunton River. As we approach the top, we will take […]

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  • Featured Hike: Pocosin Mission Trail

    This easy 2.2-mile hike in Shenandoah’s Central District is ideal for history buffs. The Pocosin Mission was an Episcopal mission established in 1904 for the local mountain communities.  Its remains include stone steps, foundation and chimney. Julie Shuren of the Shenandoah National Park Trust will guide this family friendly hike along with Shenandoah National Park […]

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  • Hundred Mile Club- Featured Hike: Sugarloaf Trail

    This 5.5-mile moderately strenuous hike in Shenandoah’s northern district begins next to Skyline Drive and follows the Appalachian Trail for a brief stretch before turning off onto the Sugarloaf Trail. Along the way, you’ll pass a wide variety of flora, fauna and geographical features. At mile 3.3, you’ll reach a moderately challenging 1 mile, 500-foot […]

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  • Hundred Mile Club- Featured Hike: Riprap Hollow

    Riprap Hollow is one of the most popular circuit hikes in the South District. The first few miles offer beautiful mountainside views. Later, you’ll enjoy stream crossings, a waterfall and a spring-fed swimming hole. This is a moderately strenuous hike of 9.5 miles and an elevation gain of 2225 ft. No one to hike with? […]

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  • Cat Knob Trail

    This lesser known, but beautiful 3.5 mile round trip hike starts at Bootens Gap on the AT in the central section of the Park and features wildflowers and nice views of the Conway river valley, as the route to the summit is hiked on the side of the mountain. At the summit of Cat Knob […]

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  • Little Devils Stairs

    Little Devils Stairs is a strenuous 5.5 mile loop. Most of the hard work comes early as you ascend a steep rocky incline, gaining 1500 feet in elevation in about 2 miles. The exertion is well worth it: the views are spectacular. Expect to see wild flowers and waterfalls, depending on water levels. After reaching […]

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  • Limberlost Trail

    Located at milepost 43, the Limberlost circuit hike of 1.3 miles is enjoyable for people of all ages and ability levels. The five foot-wide crushed greenstone walkway makes this a popular trail for visitors in wheelchairs or strollers. The higher elevation of this area provides for exciting birding. You might catch glimpses of blackburnian, black-throated […]

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  • Little Stony Man and Stony Man

    This is one of the most scenic circuit hikes in Shenandoah National Park. The summit of Stony Man offers sweeping views from the second highest peak in the park (4,011 feet). To get started, park in the Little Stony Man parking lot on the west side of Skyline Drive at milepost 39.1. Take the trail […]

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  • Marys Rock

    No one knows for sure how Marys Rock got its name. One story claims that Francis Thornton wed Mary Savage and brought her up the mountain to show her the lands they would own together. Another legend claims that Thornton had a daughter named Mary, who climbed the mountain and came back with a bear […]

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  • Chimney Rock

    Chimney Rock Mile post 90 This peak is one of the park’s most beautiful rock structures.  The  3.4 mile round-trip hike to the top will take you through some of the park’s designated wilderness.  In addition to the plant life, you’ll enjoy the stunningly unique pinkish-white rocks and cliffs.  You’ll pass Calvary Rocks—beautiful white cliffs—before reaching […]

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  • Dark Hollow Falls

    Dark Hollow Falls, milepost 50.7Of all the waterfalls in the park, Dark Hollow Falls is the easiest to get to, with a round-trip hike of only 1.4 miles.  The trail is beautiful.  You’ll see many pools and cascades in the stream as the sound of the water gradually grows louder.  There are a few benches […]

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