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Stony Man Mountain Hike

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Address: Mile Marker 39.1 of the Skyline Drive inside Shenandoah National Park, Shenandoah National Park, Luray, VA
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Beautiful Hike

Not to long. Perfect to do when you want to fit in two activities in a day. About three hours. great views

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not to long. Perfect to do when you want to fit in two activities in a day. About three hours. great views

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great little hike up to the summit. This is definitely not a hard hike (from the parking lot nearest to Skyland). Perfect hike with kids. I think we did the short hike (parking lot to summit and back) in about 40 minutes, with kids. We saw a bunch of deer, one who followed us within 6 feet for a bit.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are two paths to the summit - the longer one from Little Stony Man parking. Either path does not present a challenge. I've hiked both trails many times at many times of year, and have never been disappointed. The view of the Massanutten Mountains and the Alleghenies beyond is the reward. Spring offers mountain laurel and azaleas. Fall has... More 

Thank MarkLONDONUK58
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Skyland and did this hike which was short (1.6 miles rt) but with some uphill climbs. It was early November (just post leaf peeping) and warm...only 7 of us at the summit. My husband and I enjoyed sitting on the rocks taking in the marvelous view...don't skip it!

Thank Judy M
Mt. Vernon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not much to say but relatively a short, sweet hike, with beautiful views. A "go to" hike" for all the family

Thank AnnMt_Vernon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hiked this trail on a rainy, cold morning, and had the mountain all to ourselves. On a nice day the parking lot is full and I'm sure it is crowded at the top, so be prepared to share. It is an easy climb with only a few rocky areas.

Thank zazusmom
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an easy hike with an option for a longer loop. We went with a ranger, who stopped often and pointed out certain natural occurrences to enrich the walk. The view of the valley was spectacular, since it was a beautiful, crispy day.

Thank Margot S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the stony man hike from little stony man parking lot. The hike is easy but steep at times. There are two view points before you reach the summit. View from summit are amazing and we went right at peak for fall colors. Fun hike with great views.

Thank Shruti S
Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a perfect hike for families. The hike itself is easy with only a little bit of rocky areas to maneuver over. The view at the top is beautiful.

Thank aprilm372
Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Beautiful view, decent hike. If you want a longer hike then start at the bottom where the Little Stony Man parking is; otherwise, park at Skyland and do the shorter hike. START YOUR HIKE EARLY. Parking at many of these locations become crowded the later in the day it gets.

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