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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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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Luray
Type: Hiking Trails
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

This is an easy hike, especially fun with the $1 trail map available at the entrance of the trail. The view is awesome, and sitting on the rock formation at 4,100 feet is an experience that leaves a lasting impression.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Started off at the parking lot for Little Stony Man - and followed directions on the map at the entrance for a good 4 hour hike with fabulous views.

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

This is a great little hike- not too long, about 2 miles round trip and okay for beginners. (We took our 5 year old grandson) fun to go with the park ranger if you get a chance, but solo is good too. The view at the top is spectacular!

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Very easy hike! Start real early in the morning so that you get to the summit by yourself (no one else to photobomb you!). But do dress in layers as it can get cold at the summit. When we got up there, it was cloudy but we waited for just a bit and pretty soon, the clouds parted and we... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Great for kids or people with trouble walking too far. The view is beautiful! It is easy to access with a large parking lot near the shenandoah national park center.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

a short hike leads to beautiful views of the valley. See the birds soaring and the be out on the overlook for feeling you are flying with them.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This was my first time to do a hike and I did it with my two sons, ages 15 and 12. They raced around like gazelles while I did pretty well but not as well as they! I am pretty sure we did the Little Stony Man hike as opposed to going all the way up, but I'm not sure.... More

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San Diego, California
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Hiking Stony Man is getting the experience and wonderful view of scaling a rocky peak without having to put in the effort. Pretty much any able bodied person should be able to make this hike and be rewarded with great views.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This was a lovely short hike through the forest to the most amazing view of the Shenandoah Valley. Some of the pictures make it look like a shear mountain cliff but there are several rows of boulders at the top and I actually felt quite safe letting my young teen kids climb around a bit. Don't miss this one when... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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149 reviews 149 reviews
27 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This was a gorgeous and easy hike. It cost $15 to enter Shenandoah National Park, but that covers re-entry for up to one week. Beautiful scenic views along the way to the trailhead. Food, restrooms, and gift shop are also just minutes from the trailhead. The parking lot was packed on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, but the trail was not... More

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