June Hike

Join us Sunday, June 3 for a North to South Traverse of the Parks highest peak- Hawksbill. We will use the Appalachian Trail across occasional talus slopes, affording unique vegetation and views west and up the mountain. Near the summit, we will take the Salamander Trail to the stone shelter and summit ledges, with some of the best extensive views in Shenandoah. After a break on the summit (and maybe some special birds) we will continue south on the A.T., passing Rock Springs cabin (and going down to it on a side trail) and ending our hike along a grassy old road that ends on Skyline Drive. Our guide is a Virginia Master Naturalist that has hiked hundreds of trails all across North America and has visited most of our National Parks. This hike is suitable for all ages, will have a nature orientation, and we will take the time to look at the treasures of Shenandoah. Total distance about 3 miles, elevation gain 750 feet. Meeting time 8:45 am. at Hawksbill Gap Parking, Milepost 45.6 in the Central Section of the Park. Expect a 3 to 4 hour hike .

Space is limited and RSVPs are required. Let us know you’ll be there by contacting us at or (434) 293-2728.

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