Escape to the Blue Ridge

Shenandoah National Park


Escape the noise of the city to pause for a moment. Take a deep breath of clear air and listen to the Shenandoah rushing by, the chickadees calling, and the rustle of the leaves. Immerse yourself in the Blue Ridge Mountains and be at peace.

Shenandoah Information

Hiking along the Appalachian Trail, fly-fishing, and rafting are just some of the possible activities in this national park near Washington, D.C.

Hiking along the Appalachian Trail, enjoying Virginia’s fly-fishing, and rafting are just some activities in this national park near Washington, D.C.

Mabry Mill in Shenandoah National Park
A swallowtail butterfly in Shenandoah National Park

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.”
— John Muir

Shenandoah National Park lies astride a beautiful section of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, just 75 miles west of our nation’s capital. The scenic roadway Skyline Drive takes you through the 105 mile long park, providing more than 75 overlooks with spectacular vistas.

Five hundred miles of trails, consisting of 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail, lead visitors to waterfalls, panoramic views, protected wilderness, and preserved human history in the Shenandoah valley. A park full of recreational opportunities for the entire family, Shenandoah is worth a repeat visit.

From hiking to camping, white-water rafting to mountain climbing, the opportunities to surround yourself with nature are infinite at this embodiment of a living park. Ever-changing as time rolls on, and situated in one of the most populous corridors in the country, Shenandoah shows that some of our nation’s most special spaces are just outside your backdoor.

Making an Impact

Visiting Shenandoah

Shenandoah National Park
Trees in a field in Shenandoah

Map of the Park

Shenandoah National Park
3655 US Highway 211 East
Luray , VA

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