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Big Meadows Main Walkway

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An accessible walkway through the meadows with beautiful wildflowers and excellent bird watching.


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0.9

Miles

1.4

KM

Point to Point

3,601' 1,097 m

High

3,508' 1,069 m

Low

119' 36 m

Up

27' 8 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Spring · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly A easy trail located close to the visitor center.

Description

To access this walkway, park at the Big Meadows, Harry F. Byrd Sr. Visitor Center parking area. The walkway begins near the northwest corner of the parking area across the street from the Wayside shop. The walkway continues north to the Big Meadows Campground, providing access to other offshoot trails, such as Story of the Forest Trail and Skyland-Big Meadows Horse Trail, along the way.

Thanks to Larry W. Brown, for sharing this description. If you’re interested in learning more details about great hikes, weather, camping / lodging, wildlife, and scenic drives, check out the comprehensive Guide to Shenandoah National Park.

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Shared By:

Larry W Brown

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Jan 13, 2022
Jesse Daniels
May 25, 2021
Allison K
Campground-> story forest->dark hollow falls->rose river->dark hollow->big meadows walkway 0.9mi
Sep 12, 2018
Marietta Allman
Apr 1, 2017
Andrew William
Sep 5, 2016
Gus Johannsen
1mi