Shenandoah National Park: Tuscarora Overall Run – Heiskell Hollow Trail Loop

This weekend we hiked a 13-mile loop starting at the bottom of the valley at the parking area near Thompson Hollow Trail.  The parking area is not at the beginning of Thompson Hollow Trail, but a 5-minute walk away down a dirt road. Along this road, there are several pretty wildflowers at this time of year […]

Shenandoah National Park: Hawksbill Mountain & Franklin Cliffs Loop Trail

On Saturday we went hiking a 9.2-mile loop starting from the Hawksbill Gap parking lot, wrapping around on the AT and the Big Meadows Horse Trail. Hawksbill Mountain is a great place to find all sorts of wildflowers. We anticipated high foot traffic at the Hawksbill summit, as it is the highest mountain in Shenandoah National Park at 4,050 […]