Shenandoah National Park: Upper White Oak Canyon Trail & Appalachian Trail Loop Part 2

Continued from Part 1 We then turned right onto Whiteoak Fire Road. This path looks about the same twisting and turning uphill for a while. We’ve been to it multiple times because it is such a useful connector trail. Every time we’ve been on this path it has rained. Our luck remained! It did drizzle […]

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 […]