• 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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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 lineal white markings on this spotted skunk run both horizontal and vertical.

Shenandoah National Park may be one of the few places where you could see a spotted skunk sitting under a gray birch tree. The spotted skunk is at the northern part of its range while the gray birch is at the southern part of its range.