Set back from the section of Skyline Drive between mileposts 79 and 80, the Loft Mountain area offers an attractive mix of upland hills, woodlands, and open areas where visitors can find trails to explore, birds and other wildlife to watch, landscape views to admire, and tranquility to relish. The area, which also has the park’s largest campground and other amenities, is similar to the Big Meadows locale farther north, but is usually less crowded—and it has easily reached overlooks with wide-angle vistas.

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Expert Review of Loft Mountain

Parks and Outdoors Review of Loft Mountain

Away Travel Expert: Paul Elliott
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ParksExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Birding,Camping,Day Hiking
Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Arrange to stay at the Loft Mountain Campground, which is quite secluded and usually not overcrowded. But, despite its name, it's actually located a mile-plus away on Big Flat Mountain.
  • Use the Appalachian Trail and the local connecting trails to explore both Loft Mountain and Big Flat Mountain in search of moderate exercise, beguiling vistas, and local birdlife (especially ravens).

Price: $15 per vehicle to enter Shenandoah National Park

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 540-999-3500
Price Information: $15 per vehicle to enter Shenandoah National Park
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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