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Loved this hike and the grounds. Lots of water crossings on the hike (recent heavy rains made this worse) so I highly recommend waterproof hiking shoes. Our 6 year old did the round trip hike no problem and loved exploring the grounds.
Rapidan Camp was President Herbert Hoover's summer fishing camp. Though there are some structures (thee cabins) remaining, most of the Camp is gone. It's a medium-difficulty four mile round trip hike from Skyline Drive. The hike is fun - three stream crossings (the third was...More
3 of us went this past Saturday, aiming to see the architecture and history of the house. Along with that, we got a GREAT tour from a guide (Ginnie - one of the Park Service guides) who completely engulfed us in the life and times...More
I recently took a guided tour tour of Rapidan Camp. It was very interesting and was a nice bit of history in Shenandoah. The tour lasts two and a half hours and if you have the time I recommend it. It starts at the Big...More
Living in the DC area, we had this 4 mile round-trip hike on our "to do" list for awhile but it was even better than we thought once we finally drove out to Shenandoah Natl Park on a hot summer DC day! By the time...More
I took the guided bus tour from the Byrd Visitor Center to Rapidan Camp. I thought the bus tour was well worth it if you are really interested in the history of the place. Our guide, Ranger Michael, was wonderful. I learned so much and...More
This took me about 2-3 miles out of the way while hiking the AT, but it was worth it. The guides there take you through the house (when I was there the guides were a very friendly married couple), and the display in the Prime...More
At lunch at Skyland, another hiker recommended a two mile hike down to the camp for an interesting tour. The trail is moderate with two relatively easy stream crossings, and one difficult crossing (other hikers told us to use a branch for a balance pole)....More
We took the guided tour on the bus. If you have the foresight to book it, do yourself the favor! Our guide was amazing she is also a high school history teacher so we had the VIP experience. She gave us the history of the...More