Shenandoah River State Park Description
Located about 8 miles south of Front Royal along the banks of the Shenandoah River,
this state park features 23 miles of trails that range from flat, smooth double-track trails along the river to more difficult
mountainous terrain with some steep climbs and descents on singletrack trails.
Our favorite trail at the park is the Bear Bottom Loop Trail. It has lots of smooth, flowing trails and fun downhill sections.
For best results, we have found that riding this loop counter-clockwise is the most fun. (Note that, despite the trail name, we
have never seen any bear bottoms, or for that matter, any other bear parts, on the trail...)
The setting of this park is beautiful - there are ample views of the Shenandoah River snaking it's way south, plus views of
both Massanutten Mountain to the west and the Shenandoah mountains to the east.
A spacious picnic area has shelters and tables in the shade of oak and hemlock trees overlooking the river.
Several canoe launches are located throughout the park, including several in the cozy tent camping area.
If you wish to to stay for several days, tent and camper sites are available. Plus, the park has
several modern cabins from which to choose.