Hiking Alerts

From time to time, circumstances may necessitate the closing of trails or other actions to ensure visitor and resource safety. As part of your planning, visit this page to get special alerts and information. If you are a frequent visitor, you may want to bookmark this page.

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GRAVES MILL PARKING

Graves Mill Parking area will be closed for maintenance February 3 - 5, 2015. This parking area is off of Route 662 in Madison County and is used to access Graves Mill and Staunton River Trails and Jones Mountain cabin.

 

TRAIL IMPACTS DUE TO FRAGILE VEGETATION

In order to better protect the fragile plants that live on some of Shenandoah's rock outcrops, the park has implemented some very limited closures. Small areas of Little Stony Man, Hawksbill, and Old Rag are closed to public access. Areas on Old Rag, Little Stony Man, Hawksbill, Old Rag, Mary's Rock, Mount Marshall, and Overall Run are closed to backcountry camping. If you planning a hiking trip and/or a backcountry overnight trip to one of those areas, please check the following maps for new closures.

Printable maps with closures:

Little Stony Man

Hawksbill

Old Rag

Mary's Rock

Mount Marshall

Overall Run
 

PARKWIDE (8-28-14)
Use caution when hiking or backcountry camping. Be sure to look up when choosing a campsite and be aware of hanging snags that may fall.

 

POCOSIN HOLLOW AREA (8-25-11)
(at park boundary)
Hikers entering the Pocosin Hollow area from the boundary (Greene County) are encouraged to use Virginia Route 643 and the Entry Run Trail to access Pocosin area trails. Parking is very limited and access to the park in this area is through private property, so please stay on the trail.

The recommended access to Pocosin area trails is via Skyline Drive from the parking area at mile 59.5.

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