Shenandoah River State Park

Bentonville, VA

Photo Courtesy of Gregg Fresa


Shenandoah River State Park is over 1,600 acres and 5.2 miles of shoreline located on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River. The park opened in June 1999 and is located in Warren County, 8 miles south of Front Royal and 15 miles north of Luray on Rt. 340 in Bentonville, Virginia.

All of the park's trails are multi-use, with the southern half of the trail system open to hikers, bikers and equestrians. The northern half of the trail system is open to hikers and bikers only. Most of the trails are wide double track, but there are a few single tracks. The character of the trails varies widely. Bluebell and River trail are mostly flat gravel and parallel the river with beautiful views of Massanutten mountain. They are great for people learning to ride a bike or looking to log flat cross-country miles. Bear Bottom, Big Oak, Tulip Poplar and Redtail Ridge provide a riding experience with more flow and reward riders willing to pedal uphill. Campground, Shale Barrens, Allen's Mountain and Point trail have more significant grades, making for challenging climbs or fast descents. In total, there are over 24 miles of trails, with plenty of options for hiking, biking, horseback riding and adventure.

Please exercise good trail etiquette. Yield to hikers and say hello. Stop and dismount until horses have passed to avoid spooking horses.

The park's hours of operation are between 8 a.m. and dusk.



Donations made directly through this page go directly to the selected trails system and help MORE and its trail liaisons purchase materials, tools and hire the expertise necessary to help us maintain and sustain world class trails in the Washington DC Metropolitan region.

$10 Minimum Donation. Please change the quantity to increase your donation.

All trails at Shenandoah State Park are suitable for both hiking and biking. Difficulty levels are all represented at the park; 10- Easy, 6- Moderate, 3- Difficult. Please note that some trails are shared with horseback riders (labeled as “E” equestrian). Equestrian riders always have the right of way.

Shenandoah River State Park is also known as Andy Guest State Park.

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