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North District Hikes in Shenandoah

A rock formation that looks like columns stuck together in the woods on a sunny day.
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Activities
Type Active, Solitary/Remote, Inspirational, Outdoors


Directions

The North District of Shenandoah National Park spans from the Front Royal Entrance Station at the town of Front Royal off I-66 to the Thornton Gap Entrance Station at U.S. Rt. 211. Most hikes are accessible via Skyline Drive, though some are accessible from the park boundary. Locations are given by mile markers along Skyline Drive. Learn more about directions to Shenandoah and maps of the Park.

Facilities and Services

Most facilities are services are open from spring to fall and close during the winter. Make sure to check operating hours and seasons before your trip.

• Food and water: The Elkwallow Wayside has options for sandwiches and some hot food as well as a store. Picnic grounds in the North District include Dickey Ridge (mile 4.6) and Elkwallow (mile 24.1).
• Restrooms: Restroom facilities are available at Dickey Ridge Visitor Center and Elkwallow Wayside, as well as all picnic grounds. Some facilities close for the winter season.
• Camping and lodging: Mathews Arm Campground is the only campground in the North District. Learn more about lodging and camping.

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Last updated: March 24, 2021