Shenandoah National Park

Established in 1925 by an act of congress, the park was officially opened in 1935, encompassing part of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the State of Virginia, the park is long and narrow.  Known for its famous Skyline Drive that was built by the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) during the great depression the park is also home to over 500 miles of hiking trails including 101 miles of the famous Appalachian Trail.  The park is a popular destination for hiking, horseback riding, bicycling, camping, and scenic drives along Skyline Drive.  To learn more about the park and Leave no trace please visit