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Stony Man Mountain Hike

Mile Marker 39.1 of the Skyline Drive inside Shenandoah National Park, Shenandoah National Park, Luray, VA
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Nice easy hike with a wonderful view. Glad you took the time to stop. The hike to the summit is up... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tammy S
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Short, Good, and Popular

Parking by north entrance to Skyland Resort. Nice introductory hike to Shenandoah National Park... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2018
ShortStack12
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Hope, New Jersey
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Mile Marker 39.1 of the Skyline Drive inside Shenandoah National Park, Shenandoah National Park, Luray, VA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice easy hike with a wonderful view. Glad you took the time to stop. The hike to the summit is up hill so coming back out is an easier hike. It says that it is an hour long hike to it but it only took...More

Thank Tammy S
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Parking by north entrance to Skyland Resort. Nice introductory hike to Shenandoah National Park. You can make a longer loop by continuing to Little Stony Man. We preferred Hawksbill Summit, but that hike is longer.

2  Thank ShortStack12
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

This was a perfect hike for my husband and I. Not too easy and not too difficult. The trails led to too a stoney cliff with breathtaking views of the Shenandoah Valley!! We're we're fortunate to go on a clear day. The view was breathtaking!...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

This trail is just right for a quick hike before dinner at the Skyland restaurant. It will provide comfortable exercise and interesting local information.

1  Thank MB M
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Great hike that takes you along AT, up to the rocks. A little more crowded with families than Mary's Rock. Good signage at the trail head, buy a book for $1 that will guide you to points of interest.

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

The hike offered a lot of astonishing views of the nature and surrounding areas. I'd say it's a moderate one. However due to recent storms in some areas there was a bunch of fallen trees which made it a bit more challenging to jump through....More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

BE CAREFUL driving up and down to get to the trail, especially after dark! Easiest "hike" ever. I think it may be wheel-chair accessible. I'm not entirely sure as I haven't visited for a while. But I don't remember any stairs (though the incline may...More

Thank Liz E
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We did this hike to see the sunset and it did not disappoint. You want to leave before the sun goes down too far but it is a great easier hike that ends in a breathtaking view.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

What a great hike even with 8 & 11 year olds! It was less than a mile from the parking to the summit woth breathtaking views of the Shenandoah Valley! 360 degrees of pure nature beauty!

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

At the beginning of the trail is a box containing a booklet with points of interest along the hike. I thought that the information enhanced the hike with some history (like the copper mine along the trail) and nature notes. And yes, the views at...More

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ajwatkins195
22 April 2018|
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Response from MB M | Reviewed this property |
We hiked the trail on April 12th and there was no storm damage. We enjoyed the trail for an hour. Enjoy!
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ajwatkins195
5 April 2018|
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Response from KenFromIllinois | Reviewed this property |
The trail was in great shape last October when we hiked it. There is an elevation gain of a few hundred feet.but the slope is very gradual. Kids and older adults who are in reasonable health should have no trouble hiking... More
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Steph G
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Response from Ben Y | Reviewed this property |
We had 3 kids, 5 and under. We climbed the rocks at the end, took our time, spent about 1.5 hours.
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