Harrisonburg’s close proximity to the Appalachian Trail, Massanutten Resort, and Shenandoah National Park make our city a haven for outdoor recreation. Downtown has capitalized on these natural assets by attracting outdoor-related businesses and hosting recreation events such as the Valley Fourth RUN and Alpine Loop Gran Fondo. As an official Appalachian Trail Community, Harrisonburg has an abundance of offerings for hikers, including local services, guides, and gear.

Known as a cycling mecca, Harrisonburg has received several accolades for our envious terrain and local initiatives to create a bicycle-friendly community. Harrisonburg is surrounded by the million-acre George Washington National Forest and endless gorgeous country roads. Whether you prefer road riding with great stops along the way or mountain biking with breathtaking views, we've got you covered! For local ride maps, visit Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition, Community Bike Map, and Bike the Valley.