What is it?
Shenandoah National Park and the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club celebrate 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 PATC Trail Patrol's "Beyond the Trailhead" event at Byrd Visitor Center (milepost 51 on Skyline Drive) from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Come join guided hikes and hands-on demonstrations 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 as well as easy, moderate, and advanced hikes for adults. Hikers will need to meet at the registration table at Byrd Visitor Center 15 minutes before the hike time to sign in. Hikers should wear appropriate footwear and clothing for the season, and bring food and plenty of water for all hikes and a trail lunch for the advanced hikes.
The following hikes will meet at Byrd Visitor Center. Vehicle shuttles may be involved.
Pre-registration is encouraged but you may also register on June 2 at Byrd Visitor Center. To pre-register, send an email to TPNTD@patc.net. Please include your name and which hike you wish to join.
Byrd Visitor Center and Area Trails
Where is it?
How much does it cost?
Free with park entry fee
Last updated: September 27, 2018