Old Rag is a classic Shenandoah National Park hike. It can be challenging for beginner hikers, but the effort put in is well worth it. The views are unparalleled in the park and any hike there is bound to be a memorable one.
This 7.7-mile moderate hike is a great option for anyone that wants to do a day hike and be able to see some beautiful mountain scenery, as well as a range of plants and wildlife. If you have time, there are also a couple trails near Elizabeth Furnace that have plaques detailing the history of the area that are interesting to read.
This 9.9-mile loop hike is not strenuous and there are a few views along the way. If you’re looking for length, but not a strenuous climb, I would recommend this loop trail.
This 7.9-mile hike features some of the best (and most plentiful) waterfalls in Shenandoah National Park. The week before, the area had received rain every day, so we knew it would be a great opportunity to see the waterfalls.
This 9-mile loop trail is one of my favorite hikes in Shenandoah National Park. There is such a variety of beauty for you to see, including many wildflowers.
There are many reasons to love this loop trail. The hike is moderately tough, but provides a variety of forest, river, and mountain viewpoints that make the effort worth it. It remains one of my favorite hikes in Shenandoah National Park.
These are my go-to resources that help me identify and learn about all the lovely and mysterious wildflowers that I encounter in Shenandoah Valley. You may find these useful as well.
The Tuscarora-Overall Run & Beecher Ridge loop trail was a solid hike, and a more manageable distance than the loop with Heiskell Hollow Trail, but we enjoyed the latter more.
It was an enjoyable loop trail with a variety of nature to observe – waterfalls, forest, wildflowers, mushrooms, ancient lava flows, and several viewpoints of Shenandoah Valley from the AT.
Although it doesn’t get featured often, Bear Church Rock it is a little gem in Shenandoah. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a challenge.