Shenandoah National Park Self-Driving Audio Tour

Shenandoah National Park Self-Driving Audio Tour

Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together!

Take a scenic drive through Virginia’s verdant wilderness with this self-guided tour. Stop to snap photos from breathtaking overlooks along Skyline Drive. Hike portions of the famous Appalachian Trail. Find out how this wild, remote place isn’t entirely what it seems. Plus, learn the history of Shenandoah’s earliest inhabitants, from the Six Nations to the Iroquois Wars and beyond. This easy, picturesque drive is one you won’t soon forget!

After booking, you can check your email before downloading the Tour Guide App by Action, enter your unique password, and access your tour. The preceding steps require good internet/wifi access. Simply follow the audio instructions and the route from there.

This is not an entrance ticket. Check opening hours before your visit.

No expiration — The tour comes with lifetime validity!

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Shenandoah National Park, 17157 Skyline Dr, Front Royal, VA 22630

Your southbound tour of Shenandoah's Skyline Drive begins at the park's north entrance, just outside Fort Royal. From here, you'll cruise along this scenic roadway, stop at jaw-dropping vistas, and get acquainted with the area's complicated history.

Note: This 110-mile-long tour covers the essentials of Shenandoah National Park in 4-5 hours.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Shenandoah Valley, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia

At Shenandoah Valley Overlook, you'll get a birds-eye view of Fort Royal, as well as a great look at Signal Knob. You'll also find out where this valley got its name in the first place.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Fox Hollow Trailhead, Front Royal, VA 22630, USA

Fox Hollow Trail is one of Shenandoah's most popular trails for a reason. This short, mile-long trek dives through some seriously lush greenery, and even throws in some unique history along the way, as it passes the Fox family cemetery, which dates back to the early 1800s.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Dickey Ridge Visitor Center, Shenandoah National Park, VA

At the Dickey Ridge Visitor Center, you can find maps, snacks, and info about the park. This is also the site of the Fox Hollow Trailhead.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Signal Knob Overlook, Skyline Drive, Front Royal, VA 22630

Signal Knob Overlook doesn't just offer stupendous views (although it certainly has those). It's also rich with history! This knob actually served an important strategic purpose for both the Union and the Confederacy during the Civil War.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Hogwallow Flats Overlook, Huntly, VA 22640, USA

At Hogwallow Flats Overlook, which looks across Rappahannock County and the town of Flint Hill, you'll get familiar with some of the region's oldest mountains. These monadnocks, as they're called, are even older than the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains! Then, you'll learn about the Six Nations who once occupied this territory.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Range View Overlook, Washington, VA 22747, USA

Range View Overlook looks directly toward the center of Shenandoah National Park. From up here, you can see from Keyser Mountain all the way to Stony Man Mountain much farther off. Beyond this overlook, you'll hear about the origins of the Appalachian Trail and how it became the most famous thru-hike in the nation.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Appalachian Trail, Shenandoah National Park, VA

Hogback Overlook is the longest overlook in the park, meaning it offers a panoramic vista of the valley and the mountains beyond. This spot makes for some splendid photo ops! Then you'll find out more about the Iroquois, including their sports, their wars, and more.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Stony Man Mountain Overlook, Luray, VA 22835, USA

Casual or inexperienced hikers will find the perfect trail at Stony Man Overlook. This easy, one-mile trail is great for families, and offers tremendous views along the way. Make sure to keep your camera at the ready!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Limberlost Trail, Skyline Drive Milepost, 43, Shenandoah National Park, VA

Limberlost Trail offers another great opportunity for an easy trek through picturesque wilderness. This 1.2-mile loop travels along a boardwalk with almost no elevation change, meaning it's also totally accessible! It also features educational plaques along the way so you can learn as you go!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Crescent Rock Overlook, Virginia 22835, USA

At 3,550 feet above sea level, Crescent Rock Overlook has some of the best views Shenandoah's highest peak. Because it faces due west, it's also a phenomenal place to catch the sunset. There's a good reason this was once the site of religious revival services.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cedar Run Trail, Shenandoah National Park, VA

Cedar Run Trail is one of Shenandoah's dog-friendly trails for those traveling with furry companions. It is 5.8 miles, however, and features a harrowing 2,700 feet of elevation gain, so it's primarily suitable for experienced hikers.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Franklin Cliffs Overlook, Stanley, VA 22851, USA

At Franklin Cliffs Overlook, you can catch a glimpse of the town of Stanley and learn a bit about its history. Dating all the way back to the 1700s, this unassuming town has a rich and storied past which lingers within its community to this day.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Camp Rapidan, Skyline Drive Milepost 51, Shenandoah National Park, VA

Rapidan Camp (also known at times as Camp Hoover) in Shenandoah National Park in Madison County, Virginia, was built by U.S. President Herbert Hoover and his wife Lou Henry Hoover and served as their rustic retreat throughout Hoover's administration from 1929 to 1933.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Point Overlook, Elkton, VA 22827, USA

The Point Overlook boasts excellent views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley in the distance. Here, you'll also find out about the town of Elkton, once home to the first permanent European settler of Shenandoah Valley.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Bearfence Mountain, Shenandoah National Park, VA

Bearfence Mountain Trail is only a 1-mile hike, but don't let the brevity fool you. This hike is a steep, gravelly scramble that should only be attempted by ambitious hikers. The views at the top, however, are well worth the difficult ascent.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Oaks Overlook, Elkton, VA 22827, USA

The Oaks Overlook demonstrates the stark difference between the wilderness of Shenandoah National Park and the cultivated land in the towns beyond. It's also a great place to view Massanutten Mountain. Past it, you'll get to know Miriam M. Sizer, an anthropologist who was tasked with studying the people of this region almost 100 years ago.

The man-made landscape of the Shenandoah Valley provides a stark contrast from the wilderness in Shenandoah National Park.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: South River Falls Trail, Shenandoah National Park, VA 22835

South River Falls Trail isn't just a great hike, it's also a great spot for birdwatchers! This moderate, 4.6-mile trek also leads to a stunning, 83-foot waterfall sure to improve any hike. As an added bonus, dogs are also welcome on this trail.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Swift Run Overlook, Elkton, VA 22827, USA

Keep an eye out for birds when you reach Swift Run Overlook. Here, you'll get a crash course in spotting some of Shenandoah's coolest avian residents, and with great views to boot!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Bacon Hollow Overlook, Dyke, VA 22935, USA

Bacon Hollow Overlook features a vista that includes two of the park's coolest mountains: Flattop Mountain and Brokenback Mountain. Beyond it, get ready to dive into the valley's Civil War history as well.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Loft Mountain Overlook, Free Union, VA 22940, USA

Looking southeast, Loft Mountain Overlook features a look at the Blue Ridge Mountains as they descend into the foothills and merge with the Piedmont region of Virginia. All that lush greenery is sure to catch anyone's eye!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Rockytop Overlook, Elkton, VA 22827, USA

In addition to its sweeping vistas, Rockytop Overlook also boasts a spectacular view of the Big Run watershed wilderness.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Jones Run Falls Trailhead, South District at mile 84.1 on Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, VA

Jones Run Falls Trail is yet another gorgeous hike that features a beautiful waterfall. It's also known for being the site of a number of hidden swimming holes, so keep your eyes open when you're on the trail!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Blackrock Summit Trail, 3655 US Highway 211 E, Luray, VA 22835-4702

The Blackrock Summit Trail is a short hike to a lovely viewpoint atop a rocky slope, but there's more to it than that. This quick trail actually follows part of the sprawling, 2,000-mile Appalachian Trail!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Moormans River Overlook, Crozet, VA 22932, USA

Facing east-southeast, the Moormans River Overlook lets visitors see Pasture Fence Mountain, Sawlog Ridge, Bucks Elbow Mountains, and the Charlottesville Reservoir. It also offers great views of the Moormans River, a seemingly humble river which is known for frequently overflowing its banks and wreaking havoc on the surrounding landscape.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Crimora Lake Overlook, Crimora, VA 24431, USA

Standing at nearly 3,000 feet, Crimora Lake Overlook boasts views of Wildcat Ridge and the dark, alluring waters of Crimora Lake. Back in the 1800s, that lake was a major industrial site. The remnants of manganese mining operations can still be seen here to this day.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Turk Mountain Overlook, Skyline Dr, Waynesboro, VA 22980, USA

Turk Mountain Overlook points straight at Turk Mountain's quartzite-covered peak. It gets its name from a mysterious family that lived in the area, though no one knows much about them now.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Calf Mountain Overlook, Waynesboro, VA 22980, USA

Calf Mountain Overlook is famous for one thing: Sunset views. As one of the last stops along your journey, this is the perfect spot to set up and watch the sun dip below the mountains on the horizon. It'll make for a sight you won't soon forget!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Rockfish Gap, Virginia 22920, USA

Finally, you'll cross through Rockfish Gap, an important passage into the mountains which also has a surprising history. As you drive, you'll get to know the so-called "Paul Revere of the South" and how Rockfish Gap played a crucial role in his (and Thomas Jefferson's) story. Your tour concludes just beyond this gap, at the southern end of the Skyline Drive.

Duration: 10 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Most travelers can participate"
"How it works: Once you book a tour, you’ll get a text/email with instructions. Download the app (while in good wifi/signal) and use your unique password to access your tours. To begin touring, go to the Starting Point and launch the app. The audio starts automatically. Stick to the tour route & speed limit for the best experience. Please note that no one will meet you at the starting point."
"Good value: Purchase only one tour for the entire vehicle instead of taking the bus and paying for each person. You will see a significant saving. Connect your phone to car speakers by a wire or bluetooth. Enjoy the tour by listening together as you drive."
"Flexible Schedule: Once the app/tour is on your phone, you can use it any day and at any time. You can use it over multiple days. And, also use it on your next trip here. This tour never expires."
"Preview the tour: You can use it before the trip at home (highly recommended), use it during the trip, and use it after you come back."
"Don't miss a thing: You will get everything with the app - a complete itinerary, travel tips, professionally narrated audio stories, story script, images, videos, deep dives, hidden gems, exciting locations, recommendations for hikes, adventure, activities, treks, and stop-by-stop direction."
"Private tour: You can use it in your car or rental car. No worries about groups or crowds. Start the tour app on your phone. And it will direct you step by step. You can stop for as many breaks as you like. Take a break for Instagram photos, and take a break for lunch/snacks. Go on a hike. The tour will wait for you and start when you start again. You can even do the tour over multiple days. Go at your own pace."
"Easy to use: The stories play themselves as soon as the GPS is activated. It requires no use of your hands at all. You can get HELP by calling, chatting, or emailing any time of the day."
"Offline: There is no need for a cell signal or Wi-Fi while touring. App’s GPS map works offline."
"Expiration/go again: The tour will last for the rest of your life on your phone. It is available for use on any day of your next trip."
"Use pictures for a photo book: Create a photo book using clean (no crowd) app images of each spot to make a memorable trip. All the photos and the correct sequence is ready in the app for you to use."
"Social media: Share clean (no crowd) images with friends/family."
"Devices supported include iPhones with iOS 13 & above, Android phones with version 9 & above and all cellular-enabled tablets & iPads."
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"



Hora de Inicio: Shenandoah National Park Self-Driving Audio Tour
7/29/2020 - 3/3/2025
Monday - Sunday : 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Duración: 4 To 5 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: 1: Shenandoah National Park Sign, Shenandoah Nat'l Park Sign, Virginia 22630, USA
2: Shenandoah National Park Sign, Shenandoah Nat'l Park Sign, Virginia 22943, USA

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Incluye

  • App on your phone: A link to download the Tour Guide App by Action and Password for your tours.
  • Flexible schedule: Use any day, any time. Travel over multiple days or on next trip. Never expires.
  • Good value: Buy just one per car. Don’t pay for each person. Save money compared to a bus tour.
  • Easy to use: Stories play automatically by GPS. Hands-free. Get HELP all day: Call, Chat, or Email.
  • Private tour in your/rental car: No group. Take breaks for photos/ snacks/hikes. Go at your own pace
  • Offline use: No cell signal or wifi required. Offline GPS Map & route. Stop-to-stop direction.
  • Don’t miss a thing: Full itinerary, travel tips, professionally narrated, videos, text, hidden gems.

No Incluye

  • Transportation, parking fee, food/drinks
  • National Park/attraction Passes, entry tickets, or reservation

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