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Old Rag Mountain Hike

Shenandoah National Park, VA 29.8 mi away
#1 of 21 Nature & Parks in Shenandoah National Park
We loved the challenge of the hike, scrambling over rocks, wading through some high creeks, listening to the water rush in the larger streams and rivers, and especially having the trail virtually to ourselves.
Easy at the foot of the mountain and gets more challenging on top when you have to climb big boulders, but it is totally worth it as the views are amazing all around.
#1 of 9 Nature & Parks in Luray
We have been visiting Shenandoah National Park every other year for the last 30 years and Autumn at Stony Man Mountain is our favorite and an automatic must-do trail.
The Stony Man Hike is an easy hike with slight to moderate inclines and a well marked trail that is very easy to follow.

Grand Caverns

Grottoes, VA 15.5 mi away
#1 of 3 Nature & Parks in Grottoes
We enjoyed the Grand Caverns: huge cave, tour guide provided great historical educational background to how this cave was found and even used, heard the musical sounds, had a decent gift shop, display items to rea...
We had a great time here and highly recommend it!! Julia was our tour guide -- she was very informative, helpful, friendly and nice.

Hawksbill Mountain

Shenandoah National Park, VA 25.1 mi away
#2 of 21 Nature & Parks in Shenandoah National Park
... and you enjoy hiking up tall mountains and taking pictures of spectacular landscapes, you should plan to tackle one of the trails that leads to the summit of Hawksbill Mountain in Shenandoah National Park.
... third option, Hawksbill Loop, because it often pops up on lists people make of the “best National Park day hikes”, and also because it gave us the chance to hike at least a small part of the Appalachian trail.

Appalachian Trail

Shenandoah National Park, VA 40.0 mi away
#3 of 21 Nature & Parks in Shenandoah National Park
The trail also connects w/ other trails allowing you to make a loop of which ever length you are in the mood to do! Make sure to stop and breathe in your surroundings, or peak out at one of the several vantage poi...
Whether you're a day hiker or a section hiker (I'm omitting thru-hikers, since they'll inevitably do this part), I highly recommend strolling through the Shenandoah National Park.

Bearfence Mountain

Shenandoah National Park, VA 20.9 mi away
#4 of 21 Nature & Parks in Shenandoah National Park
Wonderful Hiking with Incredible Views
Definitely a lot of fun and you get rewarded by some beautiful scenery.

Saunders-Monticello Trail

Charlottesville, VA 37.5 mi away
#1 of 9 Nature & Parks in Charlottesville
You can get access to the trail either from Route 20 or from the Monticello Visitor Center, where there are picnic benches, restrooms and the Monticello gift shop.
(As a side note, the visitor center at the end of the trail is free to the public and includes a cafe, gift shop, a few exhibits and a free 15-minute film about our nation's third president, the founder of UVa and...

Skyline Drive

Shenandoah National Park, VA 29.1 mi away
#5 of 21 Nature & Parks in Shenandoah National Park
All overlooks are incredible with valleys, distant mountains and an abundance of wildlife from bears, deer, birds of prey and beautiful wild plants with flowers and of course the insects/butterflies/birds that lov...
You will be in clouds, you will see animals and birds, hike the trails, enjoy the overlooks, You will forget your mundane worries and will become one with nature.

Seneca Rocks State Park

Seneca Rocks, WV 37.3 mi away
#1 of 3 Nature & Parks in Seneca Rocks
The trail is strenuous in sections, but they did a good job of cutting in the switchbacks and making the 1 mile hike doable for most people.
While the less than 3 mile trail to the top of the rocks seemed to be the main trail, there were a lot of offshoots that were fun to explore, mostly for rock climbers to get to the face of the rocks.
#1 of 15 Nature & Parks in Roanoke
It is breathtaking to catch sight of a fish jumping out of the Roanoke River during a leisurely stroll along the greenway path, or to come upon a grove of wildflowers or flowering trees.
... choose from, paths clearly marked with maps along the way, good for bikers, runners, walkers, recommended for people of all ages, next to the beautiful Roanoke river on parts of the path, so much natural beauty
#2 of 15 Nature & Parks in Roanoke
The view from the overlook is incredible and the park has walking trails and is nice and cool on a hot summer day.Dont forget the star cam which allows you to stand on the overlook and wave to your family and frie...
Other than the overlooks, you can also hike several trails, you can walk through their perennial garden, and can even visit the Mill Mountain Zoo.
#1 of 3 Nature & Parks in Harrisonburg
I’m sure spring flowers & buds are delightful, but this was a first visit with grandparents who were amazed by the beautiful floral displays, colour combinations, well maintained paths and beautiful landscaping!
A very nice relaxing area, great for a picnic and right next to the basketball arena, (Arena is blocked by trees) lots of ducks, turtles and plants, great for families.

Luray Caverns

Luray, VA
#2 of 9 Nature & Parks in Luray
The caverns have magnificent stalactites and stalagmites, massive domed spaces, drapery formations, extensive water features and a Great Organ built into the Rock formations.
Hands down definitely worth the relatively short trek from DC. From the moment we walked into the caves, I immediately felt like I was walking into a National Geographic special!
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Shenandoah Caverns

Shenandoah Caverns, VA 18.8 mi away
#1 of 1 Nature & Parks in Shenandoah Caverns
Other attractions are the American Celebration on Parade, featuring spectacular parade floats from famous national celebrations such as the Rose Parade and Presidential Inaugurals; the Yellow Barn, which displays...
Upstairs is a beautiful display of animated window displays, American Celebration on the grounds is a display of actual parade floats, and the Yellow Barn houses antique cars, wagons, and delivery vehicles from ye...
#2 of 3 Nature & Parks in Harrisonburg
There was also a lot of seating and picnic tables.They also have an area that is perfect for bike riding for kids under the age of eight.
Really good park for both our granddaughters 5/2 very safe and really colourful they love it hope it continues to stay this way well done
#1 of 3 Nature & Parks in Covington
Even though they are doing alot od repair work park is so pretty water falls are beautiful staff we met nice bathrooms cleaner than ones in our hotel if you have a chance you should visit but wear walking shoes
There is limited parking, but if you find yourself traveling on US 220 and are close you should stop and check it out and take in the scenic beauty.

Dark Hollow Falls

Shenandoah National Park, VA 20.3 mi away
#6 of 21 Nature & Parks in Shenandoah National Park
We recommend this hike, but after talking with other hikers, we would like to go back someday and do the Rose River Loop Hike (4 miles), a path parallel to the Rose River Falls, and continue on the additional roun...
If the steepness of the trail concerns you, you can park at Fisher Gap Overlook (milepost 49.4), cross Skyline Drive and walk down Rose River Fire Road approximately a mile to the bottom of Dark Hollow Falls Trail.
#3 of 9 Nature & Parks in Luray
There ramps or stair options everywhere they are needed, Lots of wildlife including several species of ducks and geese, seasonal trout fishing, paddocks of livestock, as well as murals and displays along the route.
Benches along the trail for resting and manicured creek banks for playing in the water or fishing.

Gypsy Hill Park

Staunton, VA
#1 of 6 Nature & Parks in Staunton
Everything was impeccably kept and there are so many available activities, including tennis courts, a duck pond, basketball courts, playgrounds, a swimming pool, a tiny train on tracks for children to ride, a golf...
There are people walking the park for exercise, strolling, playing baseball, wonderful shade, a duck pond, swings and play equipment, family gatherings at the shelters, families playing.

Skyline Caverns

Front Royal, VA
#1 of 6 Nature & Parks in Front Royal
Well-trained guides along with award-winning lighting systems allow you to enjoy the splendor of The Capital Dome, Rainbow Trails, Painted Desert, Wishing Well, Grotto of Nativity, Cathedral Hall, Shrine, Fairylan...
Deep underground, amazing formations, great guide, experienced, both in knowledge about the caverns and making it extra interesting for the children, like our two boys.

Rose River Falls

Shenandoah National Park, VA 45.8 mi away
#7 of 21 Nature & Parks in Shenandoah National Park
- A must-do hike - Do it clockwise - Bring plenty of water - Bug spray a must this time of year - Wear good hiking shoes - Lots of swimming holes - 4 mile loop in 3 hours w/young kids - Right next to Fisher’s Gap...
this trail is a bit longer than some others, but just beautiful scenery everywhere you look. the falls are the biggest, but hike down as far as you can to the base and you'll see a neat part of it winding into a t...

Mary's Rock Summit Trail

Shenandoah National Park, VA 31.0 mi away
#8 of 21 Nature & Parks in Shenandoah National Park
From the Panorama parking lot, you can follow the trail to Mary's Rock Summit, a bit of a hike to reach but the views at top are incredible.
The main road that goes through Shenandoah National park provides great opportunities for incredible views of the mountain range.

Seneca Rocks Discovery Center

Seneca Rocks, WV 36.9 mi away
#2 of 3 Nature & Parks in Seneca Rocks
What a nice clean place great restroom, Educational program going on, books, and other educational items in the gift shop, Live demonstration of birdhouses made from gourds.
For sure bring water and snacks for along the way and encourage kids to use the bathroom because it is super steep on both sides of the trail and using nature for the restroom is very tricky (we learned from exper...

Shenandoah Valley

Virginia 19.0 mi away
#92 of 595 Nature & Parks in Virginia
It features hiking and mountain bike trails, ski facilities, canoe and rafting opportunities, tubing for the less adventurous, horseback rikding, snowmobiling, rock climbing, fishing, hunting and most anything tha...
The variety of vistas, the abundance of history, the nature and culture, the wonderful and cities and places to visit would fill every weekend for years.
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White Oak Canyon Trail

Syria, VA 27.4 mi away
#1 of 1 Nature & Parks in Syria
We were unsure of the weather as storms were expected so we decided on the shorter hike from the lower falls parking lot to the first waterfall, which is right around 1.5 miles from the parking lot.
White oak canyon has been one of my favorite trails in Shenandoah National Park for a while.

Douthat State Park

Clifton Forge, VA
#1 of 1 Nature & Parks in Clifton Forge
Excellent spot for a walk, hike, picnic, etc. Easy access to the lake for casual visitors -- drive in, park, walk.
The park features a lake for swimming, small boating and fishing, 43 miles of hiking trails, trails for biking and horses and a beach for swimming.

Skyland

Shenandoah National Park, VA 26.5 mi away
#9 of 21 Nature & Parks in Shenandoah National Park
Always a comfortable stay, they have room service, a full service restaurant and a well stocked gift shop.
It's centrally located in the park, along the Skyline Drive and can experience lots of wildlife in the area.

Grottoes and Grand Caverns

Grottoes, VA 15.6 mi away
#2 of 3 Nature & Parks in Grottoes
Beautiful formations and knowledgeable guide
There is a park here and other activities.

Endless Caverns

New Market, VA
#1 of 1 Nature & Parks in New Market
If you are looking for a quiet, well maintained, relaxing RV Park nestled at the foot of a mountain range in the Shenandoah Valley, this park is for you.
Our tour guide, Jake, was very knowledgeable and gave us a great tour, which felt personal and unrehearsed.
#4 of 9 Nature & Parks in Luray
From the observation platform, which is railed in and has several benches to rest upon, you can see the mountains that make up Shenandoah National Park.
The path is very easy to walk on and the end is an outstanding view of river, trees and valley.
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