The Royal Shenandoah Greenway is a system of paths and trails supporting active and healthy living as well as an appreciation of nature. It connects Front Royal’s educational, recreational, historical, and commercial areas. The Royal Shenandoah Greenway is a trail for hikers, bikers, walkers, and baby strollers.
But the Royal Shenandoah Greenway is greater than the sum of its parts. It’s a living, vibrant confirmation of the spirit that makes our community such a wonderful place to live. The Greenway offers much to see in town of Front Royal. There’s an arboretum with a variety of labeled trees and shrubs. Along the South Fork of the Shenandoah, spring bluebells provide bright color.
Traveling the Royal Shenandoah Greenway
The RSG is about a 5 mile loop. Start at Visitors Center, head down Main Street to Luray Avenue, and proceed down to the South Fork of the Shenandoah River. From there, the trail travels about a half mile along the river, then passes under a railroad overpass and up through the woods to where it stops in front of Skyline High School.
At Skyline High School, you’ll find the trail continues to the intersection of Route 340 and Criser Road. Travel about a half mile along Criser Road to Happy Creek where you complete the loop. You can also take the tail in the opposite direction from the Visitors Center. There’s a macadam path running from Main Street to South Street and then to down from South Street to Criser Road near the library.