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Big Meadows Main Walkway

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0.9 mile 1.4 kilometer point to point
98% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 119' 36 m
Descent: -27' -8 m
High: 3,601' 1,097 m
Low: 3,508' 1,069 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)

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Trail shared by Larry W. Brown

An accessible walkway through the meadows with beautiful wildflowers and excellent bird watching.

Larry W. Brown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Spring · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

To access this walkway, park at the Big Meadows, Harry F. Byrd Sr. Visitor Center parking area. The walkway begins near the northwest corner of the parking area across the street from the Wayside shop. The walkway continues north to the Big Meadows Campground, providing access to other offshoot trails, such as Story of the Forest Trail and Skyland-Big Meadows Horse Trail, along the way.

Thanks to Larry W. Brown, for sharing this description. If you’re interested in learning more details about great runs, weather, camping / lodging, wildlife, and scenic drives, check out the comprehensive Guide to Shenandoah National Park.

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