Shenandoah National Park
646 mi 1,040 km of trail — 32 Featured Runs
Located within easy traveling distance from Washington, D.C., Shenandoah National Park is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas, and quiet wooded hollows are just a few of the natural features that entice visitors from near and far. Take a run, meander along Skyline Drive, or picnic with the family in the quiet scenery of the park. The 200,000 acres of protected lands are a haven for deer, songbirds, bear, and night sky enthusiasts/astrophotographers. Take leave of the every day, and get back to your wild side in Shenandoah.
To learn more about Shenandoah National Park, visit www.nps.gov.
- Harry F. Byrd, Sr. Visitor Center: Open seasonally, 9:30 am to 4 pm
- Dickey Ridge Visitor Center: Open seasonally from 9 am to 5 pm
For more information on current operating hours, click here.
Fees and Passes:
For more information on park fees, click here. For more information on park passes, click here.
Camping & Lodging
Shenandoah hosts four campgrounds, scattered throughout the park. The campgrounds are open in the spring, summer, and fall. Camping reservations can be made online, or phone reservations can be made by calling (877) 444-6777.
- Mattews Arm: Dates subject to seasonality
- Big Meadows: Dates subject to seasonality
- Lewis Mountain: First-come, first-served, dates subject to seasonality
- Loft Mountain: Dates subject to seasonality
Backcountry campsites are available through a free permit attained at a visitor's center during regular business hours. More information about backcountry campsites can be found here.
Shenandoah has four lodging options available, click here for more information. Reservations can be made through online through Delaware North at Shenandoah National Park, or by calling (877) 247-9261.
Food & Drink
- Elkwallow Wayside: A variety of breakfast selections, sandwiches, and grilled lunch and dinner items are available. Seating options include an outside patio and picnic tables.
- Skyland: A full-service dining room with a varied menu of appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts.
- Big Meadows Wayside: This wayside features both carry-out and table-service options, with a varied menu of regional and contemporary favorites.
- Big Meadows Lodge: The lodge features contemporary dining in a rustic setting.
- Loft Mountain Wayside: This wayside offers counter service, a dining room, and both indoor and outdoor seating. The menu offers a variety of breakfast items, grilled items, and sandwiches.
If thrill seeking is more your style, rock climbing, cycling and fly fishing are also permitted within the park. Seasoned adventurers are welcome, or there are a host of approved guides who can teach you the basics of any activity. More information on approved guiding services can be found here. Visit the park's website for more information on the park's other activities.
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Gems in Shenandoah National Park - 14
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Featured Runs in Shenandoah National Park - 32
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Old Rag Loop
8.9 mi 14.3 km • Loop • 2,362 ft Ascent 719.92 m Ascent
Singletrack Stanley, VA( 187 )
Whiteoak Canyon to Cedar Run Loop
8.2 mi 13.1 km • Loop • 2,255 ft Ascent 687.39 m Ascent
Singletrack Stanley, VA( 90 )
Hawksbill Mountain Loop
2.7 mi 4.3 km • Loop • 608 ft Ascent 185.44 m Ascent
Singletrack Stanley, VA( 31 )
Dark Hollow Falls
1.7 mi 2.7 km • Out and Back • 495 ft Ascent 150.91 m Ascent
Singletrack Stanley, VA( 31 )
Bearfence Loop Trail
1.1 mi 1.8 km • Out and Back • 232 ft Ascent 70.77 m Ascent
Singletrack Stanley, VA( 23 )
Double Falls Loop
6.9 mi 11.0 km • Loop • 1,226 ft Ascent 373.62 m Ascent
Singletrack Grottoes, VA( 24 )
Trails in Shenandoah National Park - 162
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|2.9 mi 4.6 km||Stanley, VA||
Dry - chilly morning
45 days ago
|5.0 mi 8.0 km||Stanley, VA||
Mostly Dry, Some Mud: On humid summer days the canopy traps the moisture under it. Expect to sweat a lot and it not evaporate.
11 days ago
Little Devils Stairs Trail
|2.0 mi 3.3 km||Washington, VA||
Dry - Comfortable creek water levels - to play in and hike across. Narrow trail, but dry.
25 days ago
Dark Hollow Falls Trail
|0.9 mi 1.4 km||Stanley, VA||
Muddy, Fallen Trees
52 days ago
Doyles River Trail
|2.2 mi 3.5 km||Grottoes, VA||5|
|1.8 mi 2.9 km||Stanley, VA||3|
Brown Mountain Trail
|5.0 mi 8.1 km||Elkton, VA||2|
Jones Run Trail
|2.5 mi 4.0 km||Grottoes, VA||5|
Stony Man Trail
|0.5 mi 0.8 km||Stanley, VA||
11 days ago
Buck Ridge Trail
|2.7 mi 4.3 km||Luray, VA||5|
Upper Dark Hollow Trail
|2.2 mi 3.5 km||Stanley, VA||1|
Robertson Mtn Trail
|2.4 mi 3.9 km||Stanley, VA||
Mostly Dry: May 4, 2019: Some small branches in the trail but easy to get around.
69 days ago
Jeremys Run Trail
|6.7 mi 10.7 km||Washington, VA||
Some Mud, Fallen Trees - As of 5/30, lower 1/2 (near Neighbor TH) had plenty of fallen debris and slightly overgrown, but not unmanageable. Ticks!
47 days ago
South River Falls Road
|1.1 mi 1.8 km||Elkton, VA||
Mostly Dry, Some Mud
62 days ago
Rose River Loop Trail
|2.2 mi 3.5 km||Stanley, VA||7|
Pole Bridge Link Trail
|0.9 mi 1.4 km||Washington, VA||2|
Dickey Ridge Trail
Front Royal, VA
|9.2 mi 14.8 km||Front Royal, VA||3|
Mt. Marshall Trail
|5.6 mi 9.1 km||Washington, VA||3|
Trayfoot Mountain Trail
|4.8 mi 7.8 km||Crimora, VA||3|
Buck Hollow Trail
|3.0 mi 4.9 km||Luray, VA||
61 days ago
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