Hiking Shenandoah National Park  by Bert & Jane Gildart

Hiking Shenandoah National Park Guide Book

by Bert & Jane Gildart (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Shenandoah National Park  by Bert & Jane Gildart
Completely updated, this edition provides detailed descriptions and maps of the best hikes in the park. From easy day hikes to strenuous backpacking trips, this guide will provide readers with all the latest information they need to plan virtually any type of hiking adventure in the park.

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Trails from the "Hiking Shenandoah National Park" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 61.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 61.

A strenuous but beautiful hike leads into a rugged wilderness area within the park. The Austin Mountain-Furnace Mountain area consists of a huge expanse of land. Fortunately, many trails exist there ...
Grottoes, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 12.4
A leg stretcher to the Bear Den Mountain summit (2,885 feet), offering spectacular views. Walk directly across Skyline Drive (west) from the Beagle Gap parking lot and proceed through the opening in t ...
Crozet, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
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This short hike features a 360-degree view and a real rock scramble toward the summit. Bearfence Mountain (3,620 feet) is one of several summits in the park that command a complete panoramic view. On ...
Newtown, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
This is a short flat hike on the Appalachian Trail circles the Loft Mountain Campground, with some views. The Loft Mountain Campground, built in 1964, is actually on Big Flat Mountain, an area that w ...
Grottoes, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
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Follow paths through a landscape probably created by Native Americans and maintained as such because of long use by the mountain people and by the park service. As you hike, remember that Big Meadows ...
Stanley, VA - Hiking
A loop trail takes you through the hardwood forest and much park wilderness.
Grottoes, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.8
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A very short and easy walk leads to a rocky viewpoint offering good views.
Stanley, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.4
A short loop hike climbs to a rocky summit with a short boulder scramble at the top. Special consideration: This is a “Kids Track Trail,” a National Park program that enhances the hike for children.
Grottoes, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
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Enjoy a hike across two mountain peaks, dropping down to cross the park’s largest stream. Hikes through this portion of the park not only offer extraordinary views but also provide glimpses into the p ...
Elkton, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.1
This invigorating loop hike along a rushing stream descends through a hollow, then climbs Buck Ridge. The trail leads to a rarely visited, wild section of the park. Within 0.1 mile the Buck Hollow Tr ...
Sperryville, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.6
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This fun, tranquil hike leads through a deciduous forest up to one of four day-use shelters in the park.
Sperryville, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
A pleasant hike to the top of Calf Mountain winds through old pastures and some new-growth trees.
Crozet, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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A very strenuous loop hike through two gorges passes nine beautiful waterfalls in Cedar Run and Whiteoak Canyon. According to signs at the trailhead, the 7.7-mile descent and return ascent along the W ...
Stanley, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.7
This out-and-back hike follows the Appalachian Trail and climbs 835 feet to the summit of Compton Peak, where the views are expansive and the geology intriguing.
Flint Hill , VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
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This 4.2-mile hike provides glimpses of the bygone era of the mountain people.
Nethers, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
A short out-and-back hike leads to one of the park’s most popular and easily accessible falls. The trail descends from the parking lot and follows Hogcamp Branch. At 0.6 mile you encounter an overloo ...
Stanley, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
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The most northern trail in the park, this one-way path leads past old homesteads and a stream, climbs Dickey Ridge, and terminates at Mile 10.4 on Skyline Drive (Compton Gap).
Strasburg, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.3
This long circuit hike takes you to several of the park’s most refreshing waterfalls.
Grottoes, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.8
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This good leg stretcher offers photographic opportunities and insights into local geology.
Flint Hill, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
This short and easy loop makes a delightful history hike to an old homestead area. An interpretive pamphlet, available for a small fee at the Dickey Ridge Visitor Center, will enhance the hike. The tr ...
Front Royal, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
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