I Long to See Your Smiling Valley
July 19, 2010 4:19 PM Subscribe
I am going to Shenandoah National Park
for a few days the last week of September. What are your favorite hiking trails, and other sights, in the park? Where would you recommend I stay?
posted by netbros to Travel & Transportation (15 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I won't be camping. I will be coming up from the south, so I was thinking of staying in either Staunton or Waynesboro. If you have better suggestions, I'd like to hear them.
I'm looking for day hikes. Waterfalls are nice, but I mostly like to hike up mountains for the views and the vistas. I'm in good hiking condition, so length and elevation change aren't an issue—6-8 hours is fine—just not interested in any overnight stuff. If there are some exceptional 2-3 hour hikes, perhaps I could do two in a day. For those who have been, or live nearby, what trails did you enjoy most?
What else should I know?