• Visitors bask in a golden sunset at Dickey Ridge Visitor Center in Shenandoah National Park

    Shenandoah

    National Park Virginia

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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LIMBERLOST TRAIL
A segment of Limberlost Trail will be closed for up to 2 weeks in August in order to replace the boardwalk. The segment of trail that will remain open is not fully accessible to ADA standards.
 

TRAIL IMPACTS DUE TO OVERLOOK REHABILITATION

Pinnacles Overlook/Hannah Run Trailhead (mile 35)

Access to the upper end of Hannah Run Trail via Pinnacles Overlook will be closed to the public during overlook reconstruction during the spring and summer of 2014.

 

PARKWIDE (8-28-11)
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.

Did You Know?

The adelgid is visible as tiny white cottony spots on the underside of the hemlock’s branches.

The most harmful exotic plants, animals and diseases in Shenandoah National Park include: chestnut blight, Dutch elm disease, dogwood anthracnose, gypsy moths, hemlock woolly adelgids, kudzu, mile-a-minute vine, Oriental bittersweet, and garlic mustard. More...