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 TrailheadĀ parking lot just outside Sperryville, VA. You walk down a connector […]