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Andy Guest/Shenandoah River State Park

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Shenandoah River State Park's trail system consists of multi-use trails open to hikers, cyclists and equestrians. The trail system is generally wide and not very technical compared to the surrounding George Washington National Forest and Shenandoah National Park.

Local Info

This park is great for beginners and children, but can be fun for everyone. The trails are wide and smooth in comparison to the surrounding forest (singletrack lovers may be disappointed). All trails are doable on a cyclocross bike for the more experienced. It is also the perfect place to improve fitness while soaking in some great scenery.

Camping & Lodging

The park has an RV campground, primitive campground, and cabins (really nice). This is a fantastic family camping destination!

Other Activities

There is a zip line in the park which is pretty fun. There are various canoe outfitters that will rent canoes, kayaks, or tubes. Fishing here is great.

Recommended Routes in Andy Guest/Shenandoah River State Park - 1

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Favorite Looking west.
Intermediate Intermediate

Beginner Ride

6.9 mi 11.2 km 466' Up 142.07 m Up 470' Down 143.21 m Down

Front R…, VA
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Andy Guest/Shenandoah River State Park Biking

  • 24 Miles 39 Kilometers of Trail
  • 1 Recommended Route
  • 13 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 12 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 2 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Andy Guest/Shenandoah River State Park - 26

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0.8 mi 1.3 km #1Tulip Poplar Trail
Easy Easy
Strasburg, VA
Easy Easy
Strasburg, VA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #2Shale Barrens Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Strasburg, VA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Strasburg, VA
4.2 mi 6.8 km #3Bear Bottom Loop Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Front Royal, VA
Intermediate Intermediate
Front Royal, VA 13 
1.7 mi 2.7 km #4Big Oak Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Front Royal, VA
Intermediate Intermediate
Front Royal, VA
2.1 mi 3.4 km #5River Trail
Easy Easy
Strasburg, VA
Easy Easy
Strasburg, VA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #6Overlook Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Front Royal, VA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Front Royal, VA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #7Bluebell Trail
Easy Easy
Front Royal, VA
Easy Easy
Front Royal, VA
2.1 mi 3.4 km #8Point Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Front Royal, VA
Intermediate Intermediate
Front Royal, VA
0.2 mi 0.3 km #9Turkey Roost
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Front Royal, VA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Front Royal, VA
3.2 mi 5.1 km #10Allen's Mountain
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Front Royal, VA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Front Royal, VA

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Looking a the opening of Bear Bottom Loop Trail after crossing the street, exiting Culler's/River Trail. This trail is shared by equestrians so watch out for horse droppings. This picture does not do the long, insidious, climb justice. The apex of your climb is roughly .7 miles from this point.
May 13, 2016 near Front R…, VA
Looking west.
May 13, 2016 near Front R…, VA
A section of Cottonwood Trail.
Sep 27, 2016 near Front R…, VA
The loop portion of Cottonwood is an elevated boardwalk.
Sep 27, 2016 near Front R…, VA
Tulip Poplar Trail looking south.
Oct 8, 2016 near Strasburg, VA
River Trail has plenty of great spots to take a break!
Oct 8, 2016 near Front R…, VA
Fun with the kids on Bear Bottom Trail. Ride clockwise for best ride
Nov 8, 2016 near Front R…, VA
Fast section of Bear Bottom Trail.
Nov 8, 2016 near Front R…, VA
Great view from the trail in Andy Guest State Park looking out over the Shenandoah.
Nov 8, 2016 near Front R…, VA
Wildcat Ledge in Shenandoah River State Park, VA.
Jan 11, 2017 near Front R…, VA
Flowing through the forest
Sep 22, 2020 near Front R…, VA
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