Shenandoah National Park: Little Devils Stairs & Overlook Loop Trail Part 3

Continued from Part 2 After walking for 1 mile along Keyser Run Fire Road, you reach Skyline Drive. There are two options for views, and likely time to do both. (1) Little Hogback Mountain Overlook on the Appalachian Trail Cross Skyline Drive, turn left, and walk for about 10-15 minutes along the AT (2) Mount Marshall […]

Shenandoah National Park: Little Devils Stairs & Overlook Loop Trail Part 2

Continued from Part 1 After hiking 2 miles along Little Devils Stairs Trail, you reach a crossroads with Keyser Run Fire Road. If you just want to do the 6-mile loop, you turn left. If you want to see mountain vistas, you turn right to shuttle back and forth to the viewpoints. Keyser Run Fire Road going toward […]

Shenandoah National Park: Little Devils Stairs & Overlook Loop Trail Part 1

This weekend my husband and I hiked one of our favorite loop trails in Shenandoah National Park: Little Devil Stairs. The loop itself is 6 miles long, but if you include side trips to Mount Marshall Overlook on Skyline Drive as well as Little Hogback Overlook on the AT (as we did), it adds up to […]

Shenandoah National Park: Buck Ridge-Mary’s Rock-Buck Hollow Loop Part 2

Continued from Part 1 Along Buck Ridge Trail, which is 2.6 miles long, we encountered several wildflowers. Starry Campion Starry Campion, or Silene stellata, is a member of the Carnation family (Caryophyllaceae) and blooms June to September. It favors open woods. A native plant, it grows in central and eastern North America. This wildflower is […]

Shenandoah National Park: Buck Ridge-Mary’s Rock-Buck Hollow Loop Part 1

This weekend we went hiking on one of our favorite loop trails in Shenandoah National Park. The loop is 9.4 miles. We have done this hike three times – last August, in February, and now in September. The hike starts from the Buck Ridge Trailhead parking lot just outside Sperryville, VA. You walk down a connector […]