Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

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, a meander along Skyline Drive, or a 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 Info


Shenandoah National Park

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News

Shenandoah National Park Announces Launch of Interactive Map “Exploring Shenandoah National Park History – One Tract at a Time”

Park Superintendent Jennifer Flynn is pleased to announce the release of “Exploring Shenandoah National Park History – One Tract at a Time (EPH)”.  This new web-based interactive map provides the public with historic land tract boundaries “linked” to information about the tract including land ownership, acreage, houses, structures and land use.

Shenandoah National Park Announces Construction Begins on a New Parking Lot for Old Rag Mountain Area Trails

Shenandoah National Park announces the groundbreaking of a new parking lot for the Old Rag Mountain and Nicholson Hollow area trails.

Shenandoah National Park Seeks Public Input on Proposed Meadow Run Watershed Restoration Project

The National Park Service (NPS) is beginning a planning process regarding the restoration of the Meadow Run watershed in the south district of Shenandoah National Park, northeast of Crimora, Virginia.

Shenandoah National Park Photos

Around The Bend

Laymons Pics posted a photo:

Around The Bend

Virginia USA's Skyline Drive on a stormy day.

Trail Curving Left

gleavesm posted a photo:

Trail Curving Left

A Trail in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, USA.

River crossing

keppet posted a photo:

River crossing

We ended up crossing the river a couple of times without a bridge by jumping from rock to rock. We managed to keep our feet dry (though we also did dip into the cold water on purpose a few times to counteract the mid-summer heat).

Cedar Run Trail

keppet posted a photo:

Cedar Run Trail

The entire loop comprised half the Whiteoak Canyon Trail then cutting across the (comparatively boring therefore unphotographed) fire road to the Cedar Run Trail. The Cedar Run trail seemed greener and lighter somehow with less impressive falls but a rather idyllic and magical setting.

This loop was 2,800 ft elevation gain over ~8 miles. This is longer than I would typically do so it was a great work out. We were all feeling the effects in our knees by the end of the descent and very glad to see the car.

Cedar Run Falls

keppet posted a photo:

Cedar Run Falls

The final falls of our hike... We saw 8 in total. This was perhaps the least impressive of the lot but I was rather fond of this one for the amount of plant life growing on the rocks.

Bye bye a smashing day at Shenandoah. This was such a brief visit. I need to go back and see more.

Blue Ridge Namesake

JohnTabor posted a photo:

Blue Ridge Namesake

The Blue Ridge showing how it was named. This is a view from one of the turnouts along Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia.

Lower Falls

keppet posted a photo:

Lower Falls

Last Saturday I went on a hike in Shenandoah National Park (I am up to 22 parks - I know there is a lot more to go but I feel somewhat proud to have this many done). We took the White Oak Canyon trail up from the trailhead near Syria (elevation gain was about 2300 feet I reckon). Six waterfalls were on that trail. These are the lower falls.

One of the upper falls

keppet posted a photo:

One of the upper falls

I guess. I mean, I kind of lost count. As I was reviewing my photos, I kept going "I don't remember those falls". Amber remarked that you knew it was a good hike when there were so many falls you couldn't recall them all.

New Kid On The Block

Larry W Brown posted a photo:

New Kid On The Block

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Whitetail Fawn in Big Meadows.

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Skyline Drive

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Skyline Drive

The bridge on Skyline Drive as it crosses over route 211 at the Thornton Gap Entrance (on a very foggy evening!)

Bedtime

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Bedtime

With the sun dipping below the mountains, a white-tailed doe beds down in the Big Meadows area of Shenandoah National Park in June 2004.

The Point Overlook, Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park

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The Point Overlook, Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park

URSUS

Larry W Brown posted a photo:

URSUS

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Black Bear (Ursus Americanus)

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View At Big Meadows

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View At Big Meadows

Taken at Big Meadows in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, USA.

Black Bear

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Black Bear

A young black bear from a few weeks ago.
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Nesting redstart

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Nesting redstart

Female American Redstart on nest

Afternoon Adventure

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Afternoon Adventure

Skyline Drive sunshine

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Skyline Drive sunshine

Skyline Drive view

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Skyline Drive view

AT invitation

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AT invitation

Appalachian Trail in Shenandoah NP