Story of the Forest Trail

Stanley, Virginia

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An easy, one- to two-hour interpretive, round-trip hike tours a trail showing plant succession in the surrounding Blue Ridge forest.
Hiking Shenandoah National Park

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Hiking Shenandoah National Park

by Bert & Jane Gildart (Falcon Guides)

An easy, one- to two-hour interpretive, round-trip hike tours a trail showing plant succession in the surrounding Blue Ridge forest.

© 2016 Bert & Jane Gildart/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Stanley
Distance: 1.8
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 to 2 hours
Season: Spring to Fall
Local Contacts: Shenandoah National Park
Local Maps: National Geographic Trails Illustrated Topographic Map 228; Map 10, Appalachian Trail and Other Trails in Shenandoah National Park, Central District
Driving Directions: Directions to Story of the Forest Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

10/6/2007
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The best part of this trail is that there is not formal "trail". Hiking through the meadow is beautiful - something unusual in Shenandoah since most of the hikes are in the wooded areas. While we didn't hike it during the early morning or late afternoon, I've been there when I've seen people walk up to the deer in the field almost close enough to touch - it's amazing. It makes for a nice stroll, and following the wildlife trails can be fun, especially for kids. Since it's all open it also offers options for families to let kids explore a little bit on their own, but never get out-of-sight. Great to let them build a little confidence while still under the watchful eye of mom and dad.



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