Quick Links
2021 Shenandoah Schedules & Fees
Come Explore Shenandoah National Park

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Shenandoah National Park has over 500 miles of trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Some trails will lead you to spectacular waterfalls or viewpoints while others penetrate deep into Shenandoah's wilderness.

This guide describes 110 hikes covering more than 430 miles of trails. While the guide has many features, the hike section is clearly a major element and one that many find most useful. Henry Heatwole revealed for thousands the incredible opportunity to experience the major features of the park as well as the treasures found in remote rarely visited areas.

Popular Hikes At Shenandoah

Old Rag Mountain is SNP's most popular and most dangerous hike. The number of search and rescue missions each year attest to its danger. Please review this informative NPS web page and video about Old Rag.

Whiteoak Canyon is another favorite, but strenous. Hike through a spectacular gorge with 6 waterfalls with options to hike it from the bottom up or the top down, or opt for a circuit hike that's connected to Cedar Run.

Your safety is your responsibility. Know your physical abilities and limitations before taking on any hike in the Park. Review hikes.

Shenandoah Wildlife On Discovery Channel
Film crews were at SNP to capture footage for Discovery Channel's 7 episode series 'North America'. Read more...
About This Web Guide

The roots of this guide trace back to the above book written by Henry Heatwole which was first published in 1978. Four editions and several reprints occurred until 1999. Almost 75,000 copies were sold.

In 2005, several volunteers as well as members of the PATC, SNPA and the Park Service began the process for making updates to the Guide.

Click here to continue reading...
© Copyright Notice | Web Site Development By Larry W. Brown