Ranger Explorer

A young boy stands on the rocky top of Hawksbill mountain and takes in a great view.
Want to see Shenandoah National Park through new eyes? Take along a Ranger Explorer Activity Guide (designed for Explorers 13 years old and up) on your next hike. You can explore Stony Man, the Appalachian Trail, and Shenandoah's Wilderness like never before. Free* copies of these guides are available at Dickey Ridge and Byrd Visitor Centers or download your own copy (see below).

A graphic of the covers of the three new Shenandoah National Park Ranger Explorer Activity Guides.

Downloadable Ranger Explorer Activity Guides
(Guides are in Adobe Acrobat format)

Rock on Stony Man (pdf, 2.4 mb)

The Wild Side of Shenandoah (pdf, 6.2 mb)

The Appalachian Trail (pdf, 722 kb)


*These guides are available free for a limited time through the generous support of The National Park Foundation's Junior Ranger Challenge Grant Program made possible by Unilever and the Shenandoah National Park Trust.

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Mailing Address:

Shenandoah National Park
3655 U.S. Highway 211 East

Luray, VA 22835


(540) 999-3500
Use this phone number to contact us for all of your park inquiries!

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