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Stony Man Mountain Hike

Address: Mile Marker 39.1 of the Skyline Drive inside Shenandoah National Park, Shenandoah National Park, Luray, VA
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Ranked #1 of 15 Activities in Luray
Type: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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Weston, Connecticut
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131 reviews 131 reviews
84 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This hike has a high return - not a ton of effort but great views once you're there. Easy to do with the kids and very close to the lodge if you happen to be staying or eating there. Go for it.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I have heard a lot about this place espl on review sites and then thought of visiting this during the Fall. This was on everyone's top places to visit at Luray.This is a good place with reasonable parking space (not much although) and the total hike was 1.6 miles. We started with kids and they really had good fun as... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Such a fun hike, did the full trail and it did take about 3 hours that gave us time to stop at really appreciate both Stony and Little Stony views.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
41 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This was an easy hike up to a very rewarding vista. Unfortunately it was a hazy day when we went, but that didn't detract much from the beauty. I would recommend this hike to anyone looking for a quick 1.6 mile hike (good news is you hike up to get there and down to get back).

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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269 reviews 269 reviews
81 attraction reviews
303 helpful votes 303 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Nice hike up Stony Man with daily tours offered free by Park Rangers (assuming in season only). We received lots of interesting information on the hike (why Virginia Hams were so sweet, etc.) and the kids had a great time. Highly recommend, easy elevation change, but not stroller friendly. Fabulous views when the leaves are changing.

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Stony Man Trail is an easy hike. When we reached the summit, we were really happy because we were able to see something breathtaking.

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Gainesville, FL
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32 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

There is a park fee only to enter/drive into Skyline drive, which is good for a few days (there is no additional charge for this particular spot). We took a chance from the reviews on this place, and squeezed in a visit before sunset. The easy hike may feel like a challenge if you're out of shape, but not at... More 

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Burtonsville, Maryland, United States
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22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This hike has a great view at the end! Overlook the town of Luray and the beautiful countryside. Spectacular views during the fall with brilliant colors. Like all mountain hikes, you must pay attention to lose rocks, branches and uneven walkways. This is nature at it's best!

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Washington, Michigan
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70 reviews 70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

An unhill hike to a beautiful view of the valley below. You are up with the vultures and eagles when you get to the top. Sit awhile and experience the peacefulness. Definitely worth the hike!

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Blairsville, Georgia
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4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We hiked the Stony Man Trail in Shenandoh on Scenic Drive on Oct. 3rd, 2014. It had just rained so it was foggy in areas. We didn't get the full view, only glimpses, but it was still pretty, colorful, and worth our time. We sat on the rocks and ate lunch. The trail is easy and lovely and a good... More 

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