Early Day Activities
From the meadow to the mountain…
Red Wing hosts multiple ways to be active and enjoy the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Join your festival family on Saturday (and Sunday) morning and getting moving in the great outdoors! Scroll down to learn about our offerings.
Morning Yoga (Sat & Sun)
Group Bike Rides (Sat only)
Red Wing Fun Runs (Sat only)
Group Hikes (Sat only)
Hoop Dance Workshops (Sat & Sun)
Saturday & Sunday at 9am.
Saturday Bike Rides
Saturday beginning at 8am or 8:30am (depending on ride).
CHOOSE YOUR RIDE
(Click through on the rides below to see the individual maps.)
- 8:00 AM Intermediate Road Ride (35 miles to base of Reddish Knob): a great Valley ride with beautiful views to the base of Reddish Knob and back.
- 8:00 AM Intermediate-Advanced Road Ride (40 miles including climb to top of Reddish Knob): SVBC supported ride to the top of Reddish Knob. Perks include a nice spread at the top of the climb and one of the best views in the Shenandoah Valley. Suggested Donation OR Ride Fees collected.
- 8:30 AM Short Road Ride (10-15 miles): an easy spin around the area starting from the festival grounds.
- We recommend mountain bikers check out nearby Narrowback Mountain Trail.
Red Wing Fun Runs
Saturday starting at 8am.
3-mile TRAIL RUN – This run is a 1.5 mile loop around the farm field across the street from Natural Chimneys Park. VIEW THE ROUTE
6.5-mile ROAD RUN – This run is a gorgeous trek through some of the most beautiful countryside in the Shenandoah Valley. A way station will be provided halfway through the run. VIEW THE ROUTE
- All runs start from the main gate/office of Natural Chimneys Park at 8am.
- VA Momentum will provide leaders/followers for each run.
- Signups & waiver forms required prior to start of the Red Wing Fun Runs.
- FREE. No pre-registration required.
Hikers Delight Trail Challenge
Saturday beginning at 8am and 9am (depending on hike).
Join Friends of Shenandoah Mountain and Potomac Appalachian Trail Club – Southern Shenandoah Valley Chapter for a choice of three invigorating and scenic hikes on Shenandoah Mountain. Meet at the front gate on Saturday morning to catch a ride or to follow in your own vehicle. Bring water, a snack, appropriate clothing and shoes, rain gear and any personal items or first aid you might need.
Grooms Ridge Trail – 3.4 miles (challenging) – Meet 8am.
This is a tough but rewarding climb to a scenic point on Grooms Ridge Trail in the heart of the proposed Little River Wilderness (now making its way through Congress!). The trail climbs 1200′ in 1.7 miles to a panoramic overlook. The hike takes 1.5 hours to the top and another 1 hour to return with a 20-minute rest at the top. We will arrive back at Natural Chimneys Park by approximately 12:30PM. See the following link for more information: https://www.friendsofshenandoahmountain.org/grooms-ridge-hike.html
Trimble Mountain Trail – 4 miles (moderate) – Meet at 8am.
This is a 4-mile loop trail that begins across the road from Todd Lake. We will climb about 1,000’ in 2 miles reaching the first Trimble Mountain peak and then continue on to the second peak before descending to the starting point. This hike is not too steep, but it will get your blood flowing. We will hike through mature forest, cross a couple of small streams, and pass by a salamander pond. The hike takes about 3 hours including a 20-minute break for water and a snack. We should be back at Natural Chimneys by noon.
North River Gorge Trail – 2 miles (easy) – Meet at 9am.
This easy 2 miles out and back hike is great for children and families. We will begin on the Wild Oak Trail before connecting with the North River Gorge Trail. North River Gorge is known for its scenic beauty, clean water, spring wildflowers, and its unique swinging bridge. The trail is fairly flat and wide and follows the river allowing for beautiful sounds throughout the hike and opportunities to get near the water. We will meet at the Natural Chimney Entrance Station at 9 AM and caravan to the Wild Oak Trailhead, returning by 11:30 AM.
Hoop Dance Workshops
Saturday & Sunday at 10:30am
Excited about sharing the joy and love for hula hoops, Cori will present workshops on beginner and intermediate hoop dance. From waist hooping to off-body hooping and so much more. Bring good vibes and plan to have fun! Hula hoops will be around for you to use all weekend, so feel free to stop by even if you miss the workshops! Find us on the Music Meadow.