HIking & Parks

From internationally famous hiking trails to hidden gems of tranquility, Page County has hikes and parks for every interest, skill level, and season.

Shenandoah National Park

Nearly 195,000 acres of protected land flanks Page County’s eastern horizon, including the famous Appalachian Trail. The national park boasts visitor centers, exhibits, and ranger programs along with hikes for all skill levels, camping, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, fishing, and horseback riding.

 

George Washington National Forest

Page County is home to nearly 28,000 acres of the George Washington National Forest in the Lee Ranger District. Hike, bike, ride horseback, and camp among nearly 40 species of trees and more than 2,000 species of shrubs and plants. Lakes, ponds, and reservoirs support more than 100 species of freshwater fish.

 

Other Hiking and Recreational Parks

The Appalachian Trail

Virginia is home to 554 miles of the famous 2,000 mile long Appalachian Trail that stretches from Maine to Georgia. Join the 3 million hikers who traverse this trail each year on foot to enjoy the breath-taking scenery of the Appalachian Mountains.

Hawksbill Recreational Park and Pool

This 28-acre park features everything you need for a full day of fun including an outdoor swimming pool, community center, concession area, picnic shelters, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball courts, playing fields, hiking trail and more!

Ralph H. Dean Recreation Park

This 58-acre park boasts softball fields complete with stadium-style seating, a state of the art press box and concessions, Little League baseball fields, a skateboard park, a wooden playground, soccer fields, a nine-hole Frisbee golf course, picnic shelters and a walking trail.

Luray-Hawksbill Greenway

This 3-mile paved walking and biking loop follows Hawksbill Creek. Stop for a rest or a meal at one of the many benches and picnic tables along the path and keep watch for wildlife within this bird sanctuary.

The Hawksbill Creek is the perfect "walk to" community fishing spot to learn or fine tune skills. Several times a year it is stocked with trout.

 

River Park

Looking for the best boat launch access to the Shenandoah River? It’s at this park in the town of Shenandoah, located at a deep part of the river perfect for fishing boats, jet skiing, kayaking, rowing and riverfront picnics and strolls.

 

Big Gem Park

This 68-acre park is, in fact, a big gem! It features hiking trails, a playground with swings, picnic tables and shelters, benches, a gazebo, and pond fishing. Most of the park is undeveloped trails providing habitat for bird and wildlife viewing while hiking and biking the trails.

Lake Arrowhead

At the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lake Arrowhead offers magnificent views of Page County. The lake itself provides 34-acres of pristine stream-fed water perfect for canoeing, kayaking and long boarding. Swim from the sandy beaches or rent a picnic area for your group.

Neighborhood Parks

Wigwam Village

Delight in a picnic at this quaint neighborhood park while the young and young at heart enjoy the playground. Tennis anyone? This park is adjacent to Shenandoah’s tennis courts.

ED Good Memorial Park

Bust out your best moves in this skatepark or simply enjoy a walk on well-maintained trails. Swing by the playground, and then when you’re all played out, relax with a picnic.

Luray Carillon Park

Singing Tower and Park feature a Forty-Seven Bell Taylor Carillon performance area with benches, walking trails, and lawns perfect for picnicking. See the website for recital times.

Ed Good Memorial Park in Stanley

Picnic shelter, kids’ playground, walking trail (partially paved), skate park.

Luray pocket parks

Slye Pocket Park - Slye Pocket park features a shaded picnic area.

Cliffside Pocket Park - Cave Pond features picnic areas, trail that circles the pond, and offers catch and release fishing. Cave Pond is also conveniently located next to the Singing Tower.

Creekside Commons Pocket Park - The newest park, aptly named Creekside Commons, is located on Broad Street, just before our 4-way entrance into Downtown Luray. The park now provides much needed additional parking, handicap accessible picnic tables, benches and more! There are also new photo opportunities for locals and tourists to commemorate their time in our beautiful town!

Shenandoah Tennis Courts

Shenandoah Veterans Park

The Veterans Park was created to honor all Veterans of the past and present – built due to donations by Christ United Methodist. The Memorial Bricks purchased provide a source of revenue for the Town of Shenandoah to maintain the park.

Shenandoah Dog Park