Trip report

Story of the Forest Trail, Shenandoah National Park

Hiking/Walk DATE: 06/24/2018 - 06/24/2018

Trip/Event Location: Shenandoah National Park, VA

Trip Leader(s): TrailGuyEric

Max # People: 15

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level: Easy

Easy and very short hike of just 1.8 miles.  Informative hike with a self-guided tour of the Blue Ridge Forest. Bring water and snacks. Hike starts at 10 a.m.  More information is in t...
Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

Trailhead is at mile marker 51.0 on Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park across from the Harry Byrd Visitor’s Center.  Stay on paved path to the right

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We were hoping the Story of the Forest Trail would have placards or information signs along the way explaining the changing forest due to fire, pollution, insects, or logging but alas, no.  It was a "self interpretive" style hike--you intrepret the forest in your own way.  The hike was a gentle hike down from the visitor's center down to a rocky creek and then back--or you can make a loop of it going through part of a campground, and we chose the later.  This made for a nice short hike on our last day in the park.

We did see another 3 bears, one near the visitor's center and two on our drive out of the park after the hike.

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Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

Chesterfield, VA

United States

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United States

Outdoor Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate

Richmond, VA

United States

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate

Richmond, VA

United States
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