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Shenandoah National Park

The Summit of Escape

There’s something special about the fresh air in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Especially way up in Shenandoah National Park.

Here, you can take a hike on 500 miles of trails, including 101 miles of the famed Appalachian Trail. You can peer out over one of Shenandoah’s scenic overlooks for a view of the countryside that goes and goes. Hike along hidden waterfalls and drive alongside black bears foraging for berries. While staying right inside the park, to fully immerse yourself in your surroundings. This is why people having been coming to Shenandoah for generations.

When it comes to a true escape, it’s hard to beat the charms of Shenandoah’s natural world. In these mountains, we all rise.

Skyline Drive

The ultimate scenic drive, this 105-mile byway lets you “ride the sky” through the park to enjoy its natural beauty.

Big Meadows

Grab your camera. This sprawling meadow filled with wildflowers and deer is the perfect place to explore.

Doyles River Falls

On this hike, you’ll explore the woods, cross a stream and enjoy two picturesque waterfalls.

Old Rag Mountain

The climb to the top makes for a great journey, but you might want to admire from afar if you’re not an experienced hiker.

Appalachian Trail

The longest hiking-only trail in the world measures approximately 2,200 miles, and winds through 14 states.

Hawksbill Summit

Shenandoah’s highest peak is a steep climb, but the panoramic views are well worth the trip.

Popular Activities

Shenandoah has so many adventures to choose from. Here are a few of our favorites.

Two hikers exploring the trails in Shenandoah National Park

Hiking

500 miles of hiking trails means endless possibilities to explore the Blue Ridge Mountains.


Spotted deer with summer foliage in Shenandoah National Park

Wildlife & Wildflowers

Experience all Mother Nature has to offer – from black bears to 850 species of vibrant wildflowers.

Starry night sky in Shenandoah National Park

Night Skies

Explore where the mountains touch the sky. All you need are binoculars and a spirit of wonder.


A group of visitors horseback riding in Shenandoah National Park

Horseback Riding

The most unique (and possibly the coolest) way to see the park is by saddling up.


Explore Lodging

Conveniently situated along Skyline Drive, these three lodging options are in prime locations within Shenandoah National Park.

Skyland guestroom at Shenandoah National Park

Skyland

Located at Skyline Drive's highest elevation - 3,680 feet - Skyland is aptly named and features a variety of lodging, including small cabins, traditional rooms, suites, and pet-friendly rooms. Learn more.
A guestroom at Big Meadows Lodge in Shenandoah National Park

Big Meadows Lodge

This hotel is located one mile from the large and grassy Big Meadows, which is great for stargazing. Room options include cabins, traditional rooms, suites, and ADA and pet-friendly rooms. Learn more.
Lewis Mountain Cabin interior at Shenandoah National Park

Lewis Mountain Cabins

The historic Lewis Mountain Cabins have been delighting visitors for generations. These units do not feature in-room phones or internet access, allowing for a better "connection" with nature. Learn more.

Pics

Wildflowers, wildlife, hiking and more – Shenandoah has it all.

Visit Shenandoah National Park

Once you start to explore Shenandoah National Park’s scenic wonders, chances are you’ll want to spend more time to take it all in. Accommodations are conveniently located along Skyline Drive, making it easy to get the most out of your trip.