Shenandoah National Park: Hickerson Hollow Trail Shuttle

Continuing our goal to go to every Shenandoah National Park trail within two hours’ driving distance, last weekend my husband and I did two shuttle hikes along Hickerson Hollow Trail and Lands Run Road. The paths are located in the North District, a couple miles south of Dickey Ridge Visitor Center. The two trails are on […]

Shenandoah National Park: Hull School Trail – Thornton River Lower Trail Shuttle

In our attempt to go to all the trails available in Shenandoah National Park within 2-hour driving distance, we did a nearly 8-mile shuttle hike down Hull School Trail and Thornton River Lower Trail and back up to Skyline Drive. You start at the parking lot just beyond Beahms Gap. The trail itself is somewhat […]

Shenandoah National Park: Snead Farm Loop Part 3

Continued from Part 2 At the intersection with Dickey Ridge Trail there were a bunch of little flowers ranging in color from white to dark purple. Round-lobed Hepatica Round-lobed Hepatica, or Anemone americana /Hepatica nobilis, is a member of the Buttercup Family (Ranunculaceae) and blooms March to June in dry rocky woods. It is a […]

Shenandoah National Park: Tuscarora Overall Run & Beecher Ridge Loop Part 1

This week we went on a loop trail of about 10 miles. Starting at the same parking lot as when we went on the Tuscarora Overall Run – Heiskell Hollow Trail Loop, we went the same way around – turning right onto Overall Run Trail, then left onto a connector, and then up Beecher Ridge Trail. We […]