All trails now open in Shenandoah National Park
The trails that were closed as a result of the wildfire in Shenandoah National Park have been reopened, according to a news release issued by the park service. All of the park’s services and facilities will return to their normal schedules, said park Superintendent Jim Northup.
The trails reopened at approximately 5 p.m. Tuesday. They are as follows: Rocky Mount Trail, Gap Run Trail, Onemile Run Trail, Brown Mountain Trail, Big Run Portal Trail, Big Run Loop, Rocky Mountain Trail, Austin Mountain Trail, Lewis Peak Trail, Patterson Ridge Trail, Madison Run Spur, Rockytop Trail.
Sections of the Appalachian Trail had been reopened earlier.
The portions of Skyline Drive that had been closed due to the fire reopened at 6 p.m. April 29.
“People may travel all 105 miles of the Drive through Shenandoah National Park,” Fire Information Officer Barb Stewart stated in an email. “Hardworking firefighters, with some help from Mother Nature, made it happen,” she said.
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