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    • Luray, Virginia

      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, starting at Front Royal in the north and ending at ...
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    • Luray, Virginia

      Hike Around Lake Arrowhead Recreation Park

      5.0
      1 mi / 10 ft gain
      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 recreational park type of activities. Use of the faciliti...
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    • Luray, Virginia

      Mary's Rock via Meadow Spring Parking Area

      4.6
      2.75 mi / 640 ft gain
      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 miles round trip), Jewell Hollow Overlook (6 mile...
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    • Luray, Virginia

      Hike to Hazel Falls in Shenandoah National Park

      5.0
      5.2 mi / 100 ft gain
      The trail to Hazel Falls may not be the most "wow" trail in Shenandoah but it is well worth it to reach the beautiful gorge where Hazel River falls over big boulders.  You should park at the Meadow Spring parking lot at mile 33 on Skyline Drive. You will see the trail post to the right of the par...
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    • Luray, Virginia

      Photograph Hazel Mountain Overlook

      4.0
      Skyline Dive runs through the heart of Shenandoah National Park.  Consisting of 72 overlooks over 105 miles, Skyline Drive offers great views of the surrounding Blue Ride Mountains and valleys.  Hazel Mountain Overlook is located at mile marker 33 along Skyline Drive and is one of a handful of ov...
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    • Luray, Virginia

      Photograph Buck Hollow Overlook

      Buck Hollow Overlook is one of 72 beautiful overlooks that are on Skyline Drive.  Skyline Dive is the road that winds through the heart of Shenandoah National Park. Over 105 miles long, Skyline Drive offers great views of the surrounding Blue Ride Mountains and valleys while simultaneously offeri...
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    • Luray, Virginia

      Explore the Luray Caverns

      4.8
      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 absolutely no regrets. The tour includes about 30...
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    • Stanley, Virginia

      Hike the Bird Knob Trail

      8.5 mi / 1300 ft gain
      Bird Knob trail and aptly-named Emerald Pond are a not-so-well-kept secret worth sharing. Located just two hours away from Washington DC, this hike has everything: bouldering, views, and the perfect swimming hole.  Even the drive to reach the hike is scenic and enjoyable with mountain views and f...
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    • Luray, Virginia

      Mary's Rock via Appalachian Trail

      3.36 mi / 1214 ft gain
      If you're driving south on Skyline Drive, park in the lot on the right side of Skyline Drive immediately after you cross Route 211/Thornton Gap entrance. If you're driving north on Skyline Drive, the lot will be on the left side immediately before the Thornton Gap entrance. The trailhead is at t...
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    • North Garden, Virginia

      Wilkins Way Loop

      4.33 mi / 640 ft gain
      Wilkins Way Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near North Garden, Virginia.
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    • North Garden, Virginia

      Explore Walnut Creek Park

      4.2
      Just 25 minutes outside of Charlottesville, this is a great spot to take the family for the day and get some sunshine. If you are into mountain biking, you're in the right place. There are 13 miles of mountain bike trails that circle the lake. At the end of your ride, there are 2 beaches to stre...
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    • Afton, Virginia

      Bikes & Brews on Route 151

      5.0
      This DIY bike & brews tour is perfect for combining a relaxing day with some activity. There are also wineries along this route if folks in your group want a break from the hops. You can start at any of the three breweries, but I would recommend this itinerary: Park at Blue Mountain Brewery ...
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    • Rileyville, Virginia

      Backpack Jeremy's Run Trail, Shenandoah NP

      3.3
      10 mi
      This hike is best done as a two-day, one-night backpacking trip, however it can be done as a day hike if you don't wish to backpack.Jeremy’s Run is a beautifully forested 10 mile roundtrip hike with numerous stream-crossing. The trailhead starts at the Elkwallow Picnic area, at about mile 24 of S...
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    • Quicksburg, Virginia

      Explore the Shenandoah Caverns

      4.5
      Located west of Washington D.C. off Interstate 81 (exit 269) Shenandoah Caverns is a nice little place tucked away in the Virginia country side. Upon arrival you will be able to park your vehicle for free in the lot right across the street. The building you want to enter is called "The Yellow Bar...
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    • Washington, Virginia

      Hike Little Devil Stairs

      4.7
      5.5 mi / 1480 ft gain
      This hike starts with an immediate stream crossing -- how wet your feet get depends on the water level but bring an extra pair of socks! The first mile consists of a typical Shenandoah hike -- uphill on a dirt path and along a stream. But soon you reach the base of Little Devil Stairs. This po...
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    • Wildwood, Virginia

      Pleasant Grove Park: Heritage Trail and Beach Grove Loop

      4.64 mi / 361 ft gain
      Pleasant Grove Park has miles and miles of trails and you could easily hike a ten-mile loop if you linked everything together. This particular trail, Heritage Trail and Beach Grove Loop, is a 4.6 mile loop in the southern part of Pleasant Grove, which takes a little under two hours to complete de...
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