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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 15 Activities in Luray
Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
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Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
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Annapolis, Maryland
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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41 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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Arlington, Virginia
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269 reviews 269 reviews
81 attraction reviews
301 helpful votes 301 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
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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117 reviews 117 reviews
32 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
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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Long Island, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Did the 10am hike on Sunday 10/5 and Emily was so sweet and exceptionally knowledgeable about the area and history it was even better than we had expected. The views were wonderful & the hike itself is not too challenging. I would highly recommend this hike.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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185 reviews 185 reviews
48 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We had a great time here. We had two teenage boys and two 70 somethings. The view is excellent. Also visit the Skyland area.

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