Skyline Drive Status
For the most current Skyline Drive Status, call 540-999-3500, choose Option 1, and then Option 1. You can also use Facebook and Twitter for updates. More »
Night Closures of Skyline Drive
Skyline Drive will be closed at night (5:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.) through January 5, 2014 to concentrate Ranger patrols in problem areas during hunting season. More »
Backcountry Camping - Trip Plans
Possible Trip Plans
Now that you know your skill level and have considered your ideal trip plan, you are ready to plan your itinerary. The possibilities are endless, but we have put together over 100 possible trips, all of which can be traveled as they are written, or can be modified to meet your needs. While these plans tell you where to park, hike, and look for a campsite, they do not give you the level of detail that you will find in a good trail guide. You will need to purchase a topographic map anyway, so consider purchasing a guide as well.
Pick one link below:
Skill Level (see the skill level worksheet if you’re not sure):
Or a Specialty Trip:
Did You Know?
American chestnut trees, whose trunks were killed off by a fungus blight long ago, still send up shoots that you can see along many of Shenandoah National Park’s trails.