Explore Stony Man Peak, cool off in Dark Hollow Falls, and camp in beautiful Big Meadows
Our adventure begins near Dulles International Airport, we meet our guides and fellow travelers for a brief orientation before embarking for Shenandoah National Park. We take beautiful Skyline Drive into the park and to the Dickey Ridge Visitor Center where we can pick up Junior Ranger packets. Our first hike takes us to the top of Stony Man, a 4,003 foot peak with sprawling views of the park and valley. This afternoon we hike to Dark Hollow Falls, a great spot for a family photo or a quick splash in the water. From Dark Hollow Falls we hike directly into our camp and home for the next two nights! Tonight our guides will teach us how to set up a tent and help us settle in before a delicious dinner and time around the campfire. Lunch and dinner included.
Hiking: 3.7 miles; Elevation gain/loss: +946’/-946’; Van transfer: 2 hours
Picturesque waterfalls in Whiteoak Canyon
Wake this morning knowing that our guides are hard at work brewing coffee, prepping hot chocolate, and cooking up a meal that seems too good for a camping trip. Once were fed and have learned how to make our camp bear safe we head towards Whiteoak Canyon. Many visitors struggle to climb their way up Whiteoak Canyon from the bottom of the park. We make this hike family friendly by starting at the top and having one of our guides meet us at the bottom. The waterfalls in Whiteoak Canyon are some of our favorites to share because they give everyone a chance to soak in the views or just soak their feet. This afternoon we return to camp with time to clean up, take hot showers, or play games while your guides prepare dinner. All meals included.
Hiking: 4.9 miles; Elevation gain/loss: +72’/-2,426’; Van transfer: 1.5 hours
Hike the Appalachian Trail and soar through the canopies!
After a delicious guide prepared breakfast, we head out to hike on the Appalachian Trail. Our imaginations wander as we traverse just a few miles of this famous route on our way to Mary’s Rock, a perfect spot to refuel with lunch and take in the stunning views of the Shenandoah Valley. This afternoon we'll our hearts pumping on 7 ziplines and 2,700’ of line racing through the canopy at up to 35 miles per hour! For anyone not keen on heights or kids that are too small we have an equally exciting high ropes course to test our balance and courage. After our day in the canopy, we head back into Shenandoah National Park with time to wrap up our Junior Ranger program and play games before dinner. All meals included.
Zip-lining: 2 hour tour Hiking: 3.0 miles; Elevation gain/loss: +799’/-1,356’; Van transfer: 2 hours
A Shenandoah River Adventure!
It’s the last day of this adventure and we have plenty of excitement left! After packing up camp and one last guide prepared breakfast we head to the Shenandoah River. Whether we kayak or raft down the Class I or Class II rapids will be determined by river conditions and the recommendation of our expert river guides. Regardless of vessel, this route promises incredible views, as the South Fork is ideally situated between the banks of the Massanutten Mountains and Shenandoah National Park. We are in for a day of splashing, exploring islands, spotting turtles, and watching for eagles. We’ll wind down from our day with dinner in the gateway town of Front Royal before returning to our host hotel. All meals included.
Time on the water: 4 hours; Transfers: 2.5 hours