Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park pairs natural beauty with modern life. Its most famous attraction is Skyline Drive, a scenic byway that runs the length of the park. For those hoping to get off the road and into the woods, Shenandoah hikes will not disappoint. Across 500 miles of Shenandoah hiking trails visitors will see the quiet beauty the Blue Ridge Mountains, and make stops along its waterfalls and other attractions. While you’re out on one of Backpacker’s top Shenandoah hikes keep an eye out for the occasional black bear; these gentle giants still roam the Shenandoah wilds.

The Best Hikes in Shenandoah National Park Are Your Gateway to the Appalachians

The trails of Shenandoah National Park have it all, from mountain ridgelines to forested waterfalls to a whole range of thriving wildlife.