Accessibility

Paved trail through the woods.
The Limberlost Trail.

NPS/Neal Lewis

Most facilities and services in the park are accessible or accessible with assistance.

Restrooms and Buildings

Most are accessible or accessible with assistance.

Lodging

Accessible overnight lodging is available at Lewis Mountain, Skyland Resort, and Big Meadows Lodge. Learn more about lodging.

Picnic Grounds and Campgrounds

Accessible sites are available at all park picnic grounds and campgrounds. Accessible shower and laundry facilities are available at Big Meadows, Lewis Mountain, and Loft Mountain campgrounds. Restrooms at picnic grounds are accessible or accessible with assistance.

Ranger Programs

Many of Shenandoah's ranger-led programs are accessible, including the van tour to President Herbert Hoover's historic summer retreat, Rapidan Camp. Get a Ranger Programs schedule.

Limberlost Trail

Limberlost Trail (mile 43) is a fully accessible circuit hike of 1.3 miles. The trail passes through forest and a stand of mountain laurel, stunningly beautiful during its June bloom. You will travel across a boardwalk and a bridge.
Since 1996, several organizations have donated labor, equipment, supplies, and funding to help Shenandoah staff make the trail accessible. Recently, Park staff and volunteers adjusted the grade and added benches and over 20 resting areas.

Accessibility Information for Limberlost:

  • Length: 2338.3 yards/2138.1 meters
  • Surface Type: primarily crushed greenstone
  • Typical Tread Width: 5 feet/1.5 meters
  • Minimum Tread Width: 2.7 feet/.8 meters
  • Typical Running Slope: 3.5%
  • Maximum Running Slope: 10.3%
  • Typical Cross Slope: 1.6%
  • Maximum Cross Slope 5.0%

The Skyland area map includes Limberlost Trail.

Park Brochure

The Park brochure is available in braille at entrance stations and visitor centers. You can also download it here in Braille Ready Format (brf).

Audio Descriptions

The official Park App contains audio descriptions of overlooks, outdoor interpretive media, and many features in the park. Additionally, audio descriptions of the exhibits are to be launched in 2020. For more information on the app and how to download it, click here.

Service Animals

Service Animals
Service animals are allowed in national parks. For a definition of a service animal, please visit www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm.

Service Animals that meet Americans With Disability Act (ADA) guidelines are permitted everywhere in Shenandoah National Park. Owners are encouraged to identify their working service animal, such as with a vest. Identification is not required, but helps prevent unwarranted "dog on trail" complaints from other visitors. There are no plastic bags provided at trailheads for waste products, so please bring your own. Please visit the service animals page for more information.

Last updated: October 21, 2019

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Mailing Address:

Shenandoah National Park
3655 U.S. Highway 211 East

Luray, VA 22835

Phone:

(540) 999-3500

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