Winter is a beautiful time to hike in Shenandoah. Leafless trees and clear skies provide unobstructed views. Fresh snow reveals animal tracks. And, sometimes, it can feel like you have the entire park to yourself.
If you are planning a winter trip to Shenandoah, first visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/shen for any weather-related alerts, including closures of Skyline Drive. You can also get park alerts via Twitter @ShenandoahNPS.
But even if Skyline Drive is closed, you can still hike in the park. Shenandoah offers plenty of trails accessible on foot from the park boundary, including Whiteoak Canyon and Little Devil Stairs. Head to the hills this winter!