The Virginia Bluebells bloom at Bull Run Regional Park in early April. It’s an enjoyable short walk through the woods and a great way to see these charming blue wildflowers at their finest.
To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much from these new trails, but I was proved wrong! I think no matter where you go in Shenandoah National Park there is always lovely nature to observe and history to learn about.
The hike along Graves Mill Trail and Rapidan River is easy and pleasant, following a beautiful river. There is a variety of nature and wildflowers to enjoy along the way.
As with every time we’ve been to Snead Farm Loop, I was thoroughly pleased with the variety of wildflowers and other nature that we saw on the trail. It’s a great place to come if you want to observe a lot of different aspects of Shenandoah National Park in a relatively short period of time.
This 6.6-mile moderate hike is within driving distance of Washington, DC. The broad smooth sides of Trout Run Valley and expansive air in-between make for an impressive view at the summit of Halfmoon Mountain.
At just over 9 miles, this loop hike is both a good workout and a great place to see the beauties of nature – both small and large! It is definitely one of my favorite hikes in George Washington National Forest.
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.