Vehicle Fuel Available at Big Meadows ONLY!
Vehicle fuel is only available at Big Meadows (mile 52). Gas service has been discontinued at the Loft and Elkwallow areas.
National Trails Day
Shenandoah National Park Celebrates National Trails Day!
June 1, 2013
Shenandoah National Park and the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club celebrates National Trails Day on the first Saturday in June. New hikers and experienced backpackers alike are invited to learn new trail skills and practice old ones at the "Beyond the Trailhead" event at the Byrd Visitor Center, mile 51 on Skyline Drive. Come participate in hikes, demonstrations, and presentations throughout the day.
A variety of hikes guided by experienced Trail Patrol members will be offered for people of all ages and experience levels--hikes suitable for families with children and easy, moderate, and advanced hikes for adults. Hikers should arrive at Byrd Visitor Center 15 minutes before the hike time. Be sure to wear footwear and clothing as appropriate for the hike, and bring plenty of water.
Appalachian Trail Ramble: easy; 2 miles; leaves at 10:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Dark Hollow Falls: moderate; 1.4 miles; leaves at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Rose River-Dark Hollow Falls: advanced; 3.8 miles; leaves at 10:00 a.m.
Rapidan Camp: advanced; 4 miles; leaves at 9:45 a.m.
Did You Know?
The 600' long Marys Rock Tunnel was completed in 1932 and the public considered it a scenic wonder. It became iconic and tunnel images were used on everything from post cards to jewelry.