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Andy Guest/Shenandoah River State Park

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Overview

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

Beginner Ride

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

Front R…, VA

Andy Guest/Shenandoah River State Park Biking

  • 30 Miles 48 Kilometers of Trail
  • 1 Recommended Route
  • 8 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 9 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Trails in Andy Guest/Shenandoah River State Park - 17

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0.8 mi 1.3 km #1Tulip Poplar Trail
Easy
Strasburg, VA
Easy
Strasburg, VA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #2Shale Barrens Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Strasburg, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Strasburg, VA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #3Bluebell Trail
Easy
Front Royal, VA
Easy
Front Royal, VA
2.1 mi 3.4 km #4River Trail
Easy
Strasburg, VA
Easy
Strasburg, VA
4.2 mi 6.8 km #5Bear Bottom Loop Trail
Intermediate
Front Royal, VA
Intermediate
Front Royal, VA 12 
1.7 mi 2.7 km #6Big Oak Trail
Intermediate
Front Royal, VA
Intermediate
Front Royal, VA
2.6 mi 4.2 km #7Culler's Trail
Easy
Front Royal, VA
Easy
Front Royal, VA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #8Overlook Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Front Royal, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Front Royal, VA
2.1 mi 3.4 km #9Point Trail
Intermediate
Front Royal, VA
Intermediate
Front Royal, VA
3.2 mi 5.1 km #10Allen's Mountain
Intermediate/Difficult
Front Royal, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Front Royal, VA

Photos of Andy Guest/Shenandoah River State Park - 11

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Looking west.
May 13, 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
The loop portion of Cottonwood is an elevated boardwalk.
Sep 27, 2016 near Front R…, VA
Flowing through the forest
Sep 22, 2020 near Front R…, VA
Wildcat Ledge in Shenandoah River State Park, VA.
Jan 11, 2017 near Front R…, VA
Tulip Poplar Trail looking south.
Oct 8, 2016 near Strasburg, VA
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
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
River Trail has plenty of great spots to take a break!
Oct 8, 2016 near Front R…, VA
A section of Cottonwood Trail.
Sep 27, 2016 near Front R…, VA