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Shenandoah River State Park
Allen's Mountain and Surrounding Trails: A Moderate 8 Miles
The park is in Warren County, eight miles south of Front Royal and 15 miles north of Luray and a most beautiful and relaxing drive.
Shenandoah River State Park is one of Virginia's newest State Parks. The land for this park was purchased with funds from the 1992 General Obligation Bond. It is located just down river from Bentonville, and boasts five miles of river frontage and 1,504 acres of rolling pastures, quiet forest, and beautiful vistas.
Wildlife you are likely to see during your visit may include raccoon, black bear, wild turkey, white tailed deer, bobcat, fox, beaver, opossums, and skunks just to name a few. In addition there are many types of insects, birds of prey, snakes, fish, trees and wildflowers.
Nearby City: Front Royal, VA
Length: 8 total miles
Trail Type: 3 Loops
Skill Level: Moderate, 2.5mph
Duration: 4 - 5 hours
Season: Year-round but best enjoyed in the fall and winter when views are not obstructed
Elevation Gain: 700 Feet
Our RSVP Policies and Group Etiquette
Click here (http://www.meetup.com/Maryland-Hiking/pages/Hiking_and_Trail_Etiquette/) to review our policies
We hike rain or shine! Click here (http://www.weather.com/weather/weekend/USVA0059) for up to the minute weather information for the trailhead.
Here are some suggestions (http://www.meetup.com/Maryland-Hiking/pages/Gear_Information_and_What_to_Bring/?name=Gear_Information_and_What_to_Bring&success=pages_add) for what to wear and what not to wear for our hikes.
There are 2 carpools for this hike!
Baltimore Area Carpool
To carpool or caravan, people can arrange to meet at Savage Station. You should post that on the Comments section. Click here for directions (http://www.meetup.com/Maryland-Hiking/pages/Carpool_Directions_for_Savage_Station/) to Savage Station.
DC Area Carpool
People can also arrange to meet at the Centreville Park & Ride lot. You should post that on the Comments section. Click here for directions (http://www.meetup.com/Maryland-Hiking/pages/Directions_to_Centerville_Park_and_Ride_Carpool/) to Centreville Park & Ride.
If you can drive or want to carpool from additional locations, please post that location in the comment section below. For those who need a ride, reach out to the drivers. Make friends, and support the environment - by just offering a ride!
Directions to the Trailhead
Click Here for Directions (http://www.meetup.com/midatlantichikers/pages/Directions_to_Shenandoah_River_State_Park/) to Where We Meet for This Hike
Meet and Greet/Sign-In is at 10:15-10:30 a.m.
Hike is at 10:30 a.m.
Savage Station Carpool time is 8:15 a.m.
Centreville Park & Ride time is 9:15 a.m.
$3.00 per car Weekdays
$4.00 per car Weekends and Holidays
Please remember we are a social hiking group that values fellowship and camaraderie and practice good hike etiquette (http://www.meetup.com/Maryland-Hiking/pages/Hiking_and_Trail_Etiquette/?name=Hiking_and_Trail_Etiquette). We take breaks as necessary and have at least one guide in the front in addition to a "sweeper" in the back which means that no hiker is left behind. If you get upset because someone has to rest at the top of a hill etc. then find another group! We are very supportive, encouraging, and focus on safety while getting or staying fit on the trail and practicing leaving no trace (http://www.meetup.com/Maryland-Hiking/pages/Leave_No_Trace_Hiking/).
Fido is Welcome on this Hike!
Let's have good times and see you on the trail and don't forget to take my number just in case!