Top Adventures in Luray

  • Explore the Luray Caverns

    The caverns are located in the town of Luray, which is in the Shenandoah Valley of northwest Virginia. They can only be explored by tour, and at first I was hesitant to pay the $26 entrance fee, but after an hour-long tour that blew my mind, I had...

  • Hike Around Lake Arrowhead Recreation Park

    A few miles east of the town of Luray and just a couple miles outside of the Thorton Gap entrance to Shenandoah National Park sits Lake Arrowhead Recreation Park. This small lake and park features fishing, swimming, picnic areas, and other recreat...

    1 miles 10 ft gain

  • Hike Little Stony Man, Shenandoah National Park

    The parking lot for the trail is right before mile 40 on Skyline drive in Shenandoah National Park. The entire out and back is only .9 miles, so it's the perfect hike to take in a sunset after a long day, take a break from driving, or just pick a...

    0.9 miles

  • Hike the Stony Man Trail, Shenandoah National Park

    This short, easy hike will take you to some of the best views in Shenandoah National Park. As an added bonus, it’s perfect for catching the sunset without a long walk back to your car in the dark. If you’re looking to increase the level of difficu...

    1.6 miles 340 ft gain

  • Hike the Whiteoak Trail in Shenandoah NP

    The round trip is a total of 7.3 miles (11.8 km) from the Skyline Drive parking lot to the Whiteoak Canyon Trailhead parking lot (mile 42.6) to the final waterfall of the lower three. The elevation is moderate with a 900-foot drop to the upper fal...

    7.3 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Hike to The Pinnacle in Shenandoah NP

    The Pinnacle is a little-known outcrop on the Appalachian Trail in Shenandoah National Park.  You will not find it marked on the park map, but that doesn’t make it any less-worthy of your time. The Pinnacle can be reached by a quick, easy hike wit...

    2.2 miles 400 ft gain

  • Photograph Jewell Hollow Overlook

    One of Shenandoah National Park’s 72 overlooks, Jewell Hollow is a great place for people to stop while they are traveling through the park along Skyline Drive.  Skyline Drive is the road that winds through the heart of Shenandoah National Park, s...

  • Hike Limberlost Trail in Shenandoah National Park

    The Limberlost Trail is a loop trail within Shenandoah National Park. It is classified as 'accessible' as the trail is flat and has features that would help those in a wheelchair or with other needs access the trail (boardwalk, bridge, benches).  ...

    1.3 miles 114 ft gain

  • Hike Robertson Mountain in Shenandoah NP

    Robertson Mountain is often overshadowed by the nearby Old Rag Mountain, but standing 5 feet taller than Old Rag, this hike offers seclusion and gorgeous views to the south.  Starting from the Limberlost Trailhead parking lot at MP 43 on the Skyli...

    6 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Photograph Pinnacles Overlook

    Pinnacles Overlook in Shenandoah National Park is a southern facing overlook in the Central District that provides one of the best views of Old Rag.   Looking south over the Blue Ridge Mountains, this 3,320 foot overlook has a great view of the so...

  • Camp along the South Fork Shenandoah River

    From Luray, follow Bixler's Ferry Road until you cross the river. The road will then T, go to the right along South Page Valley Road. Follow this road for about 6.5 miles until you pass Shenandoah River Outfitters. Shortly after this it will turn ...

  • Hike to Mary's Rock Summit in Shenandoah National Park

    Mary’s Rock is just south of the Thornton Gap Entrance in Shenandoah National Park’s Central District. This write-up details the hike from the Meadow Spring Parking area, but there are alternate routes starting from the Panorama parking area (3.7...

    2.8 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Luray, Virginia

      Luray Koa

    • Stanley, Virginia

      Big Meadows

      Overview Secluded in the thick trees and rolling hills of Shenandoah National Park, the Big Meadows Campground is the ideal spot for an outdoor family getaway.Recreation Shenandoah National Park ha...

    • Rileyville, Virginia

      Mathews Arm Campground

      Overview Secluded in the thick trees and rolling hills of the Shenandoah National Park, Mathews Arm Campground is the ideal spot for a camping getaway.Recreation Shenandoah National Park has over 5...

    • Fort Valley, Virginia

      Elizabeth Furnace Group Camp

      Overview Elizabeth Furnace Recreation Area is a highly esteemed destination known for its family friendly atmosphere. Spend the day fishing from a stocked trout stream, grilling at one of the many ...

    • McGaheysville, Virginia

      Maple Highlands: Mountaintop Estate Near Lift!

      Tucked away in a quiet residential neighborhood less than a mile from the Massanutten Resort slopes, Maple Highlands is a 4BR/4BA estate that provides a picture-perfect mountaintop hideaway.Boastin...

      From $200/night

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