Hiking in Page County,Virginia
If you are looking for someplace to hike, you couldn’t pick a better place. Here are some of the trails you might like to try.
Shenandoah National Park: The four entrances to the park are at I-66 and Route 340 to the north entrance at Front Royal, Route 211 to the central entrance at Thornton Gap, Route 33 to Swift Run Gap, and I-64 to the Rockfish Gap entrance at the southern end of the park and the northern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Speed limit for the Skyline Drive is 35mph.
Central District Hikes
(Between Thornton Gap, US Hwy 211 and Swift Run Gap, US Hwy 33) Click to view/print maps in .pdf format
George Washington National Forest
Hiking probably is the best way to experience the forest in its many different forms. There are numerous old woods roads, level trails beside mountain lakes, self-guiding forest walks, rugged mountain paths and the famous Appalachian Trail. In total, there are over 200 miles of hiking trails in the Forest. Most of these trails are open to mountain bikes, too, even if they aren’t really suited for such. (Mountain bikers – Do your homework!)
- Discovery Way and Wildflower Trails from Massanutten Visitor Center
- Story Book and Lions Tale Trails on Crisman Hollow Road (FDR 274)
- Pig Iron and Charcoal Trails from Elizabeth Furnace Day Use Area
- Kennedy Peak from Camp Roosevelt
- Big Schloss from Wolf Gap
- Bird Knob from Massanutten Visitor Center
- Massanutten Trail – Waterfall Mountain Loop Hike
- Signal Knob from Elizabeth Furnace (View Map)