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Mountains over Virginia

Shenandoah National Park rises above the farms and forests of rural Virginia on the back of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Traveling the ridgeline on Skyline Drive is a ride of endless breathtaking vistas. Whatever your outdoor passion may be, there is an outlet at this magnificent mountain retreat.

Visiting Shenandoah

Shenandoah is one of the few National Parks on the East Coast. As such, it is a beacon for metropolitan residents in search for a convenient breath of fresh air. Hiking trail parking lots fill up early, even on off days and campground reservations grant peace of mind in a region where camping alternatives are limited. Even with the occasional traffic, the brilliant views are worth the inconvenience and with the 104-mile long Skyline Drive, there are plenty of opportunities to find a quiet spot to enjoy nature on your own.

Things To Do In Shenandoah National Park

Hike the Dark Hollow Falls trail
Drive scenic Skyline Drive
Take a selfie from one of 70 scenic overlooks.
Spot a black bear
Explore the Big Meadows.
Hike a stretch of Appalachian Trail
Map of Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park


Map of Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park follows a stretch of the Blue Ridge Mountains from Front Royal in the north to Waynseborrow in the south.  Visitors can travel the ridgeline along Skyline Drive, the main artery through the park.  The route continues south to give way to the Blue Ridge Parkway.