Nature’s Calling and Shenandoah National Park is the answer!
Just 75 miles from the bustle of Washington, D.C., Shenandoah National Park is your escape to recreation and re-creation. Cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas, quiet wooded hollows—take a hike, meander along Skyline Drive, or picnic with the family. 200,000 acres of protected lands are haven to deer, songbirds, the night sky…and you. Plan a Shenandoah escape today!
Shenandoah National Park has over 500 miles of trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Some trails lead to a waterfall or viewpoint; others penetrate deep into the forest and wilderness.
Plan a visit during the Fourth Annual Night Skies Festival. Discover the Park after dark and join us for stargazing, Ranger talks, kids activities, and guest presentations ranging from topics such as space weather, space travel, and our future in space.
Visit the park’s website to plan your hiking adventures – including popular suggested hikes that include trail descriptions, special features and information about the hikes, as well as maps. There’s also printable maps of popular hiking areas in the park available. With such an abundance of trail options you will certainly be able to find something to fit your interest and ability. Maps have suggested ability descriptors.