Shenandoah National Park Climate

The mountains in Shenandoah National Park are usually 10 degrees cooler than the valley below. Winters can be severe with snow and ice, and summer showers may be sudden. Layered clothing is always suggested.

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Bone-chilling temps and a slight dusting of snow on the trails may convince most riders to put their bikes away for the...
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