Hike, camp, and picnic in this beauty of a park with picks from its biggest fans and our editors. It’s only an hour’s drive from Washington D.C.
Cedar Run Falls, a mere 34 feet, gives any water park a run for its money. This skinny waterfall carved a steep chute in the surrounding rock. The plunge into its cool, deep pool will take away whatever breath you have left after the hike.
But take care and look before you leap. “This is one of the best swimming holes on the planet,” says Andy Nichols of Shenandoah Mountain Guides.