Top 9 Hiking Trails at Shenandoah National Park

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Shenandoah National Park is a national park located in the US state of Virginia. With over 1.4 million visitors every year, it one of the most prominent tourist attractions in eastern USA. This national park was established in 1935 and presently covers over 300 square miles. It is criss-crossed with several hiking trails that attract nature lovers from all over the US. If you are not much into hiking, then you can enjoy the scenic beauty by driving along the famous Skyline Drive – a 105-mile drive through the heart of the park. But there is no doubt that the best views are reserved for some of the nature trails of the park. In this blog, we list some of the top trails of the Shenandoah National Park where you will not only be rewarded with stunning natural scenery, but refresh your mind and spirit in the cradle of nature.

1. Bearfence Mountain Trail

The Bearfence Mountain Trail is a challenging trail inside the Shenandoah Park. Its length is short, but it offers some of the best views of the park and its surroundings. The summit of the trail is rocky and barren just like that of the Upper Hawksbill Trail. However, the summit is not a smooth one and you may have to struggle a bit to take in the view. There are some difficult sections which you need to climb using both your feet and hands. However, it is nothing an average hiker cannot do. Some hikers choose to start from the Appalachian Trail, although most start from the other end.

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