Visit Shenandoah National Park

Along the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, the Shenandoah National Park boasts an expansive system of hiking trails, including the Appalachian Trail. With shimmering waterfalls and mountain peaks like Old Rag. Take your vehicle on the famous Skyline Drive or experience its dynamic wildlife and ancient geology while visiting the park each season.

Park Updates

While visiting the park, we at the Trust ask that you recreate responsibly. That means planning your visit carefully based on seasonal park closures and public safety concerns.

  • For overall Park Alerts & Conditions, please go here
  • To read more specifically about COVID-19 alerts and updates, click here
  • Winter conditions on Skyline Drive may necessitate closures at any time. For the most up-to-date road status, call 540-999-3500.

Park Info

Tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and only 75 miles from our nation’s capital, Shenandoah National Park offers more than 75 overlooks and vistas along its iconic, 105-mile Skyline Drive. With more than 500 miles of hiking trails, Shenandoah also houses 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail. There are so many ways to explore Shenandoah. Here are just a few!


Set out on a hiking trail!

Learn about hiking options and safety.


Go backcountry camping.

Learn where, when, and how here.


Look for an epic waterfall!

You can learn more about the falls within the park here.


Bike along Skyline Drive.

Learn all about Bicycling in Shenandoah.


View and photograph wildlife!

There are many ways to see wildlife within the park.


Stargaze at Big Meadows!

Learn about the many ways to enjoy Shenandoah’s Night Sky.

Free Downloads

Even while you’re working, you can still feel like you’re out viewing wildlife or enjoying a beautiful vista view off Skyline Drive. We hope that these free digital downloads will inspire you to get out and explore Shenandoah National Park when you can. Thank you for supporting the work we do.

Wallpaper – Skyline

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Wallpaper – Butterfly

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Wallpaper – Deer

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Phone Background – Fall

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Phone Background – Owl

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Phone Background – Bear

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Coloring Page – Camping

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Coloring Page – Leaves

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Coloring Page – Waterfall

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Music That Drives Us

One of the highlights of Shenandoah National Park is exploring the hikes and vista views by cruising along Skyline Drive. Enjoy these free Spotify playlists you can play wherever the road takes you. Special thanks to a few Shenandoah-loving Virginia musicians and former Artists-in-Residence.

Shenandoah Dreaming, by Matt Venuti (AiR2019)

Share Your Visit

By following our social media pages and posting your photos from your visit, you can be featured here on our website by tagging us with #WeAreShenandoah. We’ll get in touch with you online to feature your photo and send it in to us. You can also email us by sharing your photos and stories here:

Keep exploring and we can’t wait to see what you find out there!

Did You Know?

We’ve funded the addition of electric vehicle charging stations, air quality monitoring stations, trail maintenance, and bike repair stations in Shenandoah National Park.

Support Shenandoah

Donating to SNP Trust makes these and many other projects possible.

Consider making a donation today.