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Exploring South District Hikes In Shenandoah National Park

The National Park Service calls the South District of Shenandoah National Park the most remote area of the park. How could this be, Skyland Drive, a ribbon of road that cuts 44 miles through the South District, and at Loft Mountain has a campground and camp store, and at Dunno is the picnic area.Located between the entrance stations of Swift Run Gap at the northern end of the district and Rockfish Gap at the southern end. The South District proportionately has more federally designated wilderness area than the North and Central Districts of the park. Because of this, the wilderness area provides a more remote experience. A few weeks ago, I made my way to the South District of the park, not because I was looking for a remote experience, but had a limited amount of time to visit the park. I had two simple goals for this short trip. First, I wanted to have breakfast with a view, and my second goal, I wanted to hike a trail I had not hiked before. From Rockfish Gap to Jarman Gap is the na…

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