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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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Easy?? Be ready for some cardio!

This was labeled as an easy hike that would last 1.25 hrs total round trip. I am not a hiker so I guess that should have made me stop and think but I did it anyway. It is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Stephen W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was labeled as an easy hike that would last 1.25 hrs total round trip. I am not a hiker so I guess that should have made me stop and think but I did it anyway. It is a steady uphill walk and i took multiple breaks but made it all the way to the top. Spectacular view and I... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The trail is a little steep and uneven. Take your time and take some water. But the view at the top is worth the climb. Sitting on the rocks, looking out at the vista is awe inspiring.When you exit the parking lot, go right to the next roadway and visit the historic Massanutten Lodge... great little piece of the park's... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this was a great hike. I am not an advanced hiker (in any shape of the imagination) and this was not too much and extremely beautiful scenery. Definitely worth the trip

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What can I say? Everything about serpentine Skyline Drive is awesome! Stony Man Mountain Hike is no exception. The children, 10 and 12, enjoyed it too.

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Brick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Started our hike at the parking lot by Little Stony Man..not many places to park but we were there around 10am. The weather was just perfect to enjoy the views...ate our lunch on top of Stony Man...awesome

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome hike for the family. We (my husband, 8 year old son and I) recently visited the Shenandoah National Park and completed the Stony Man Hike and it was great! Although a little rugged at times, most of the path was easy - converging with the Appalachian Trail at times! The views at both the overlook and the summit are... More 

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Stafford, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a short, easy hike with a beautiful view and this hike certainly didn't disappoint! 1.6 mile trail was well maintained and not overly steep. View was spectacular!

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You'll definitely want to make this short hike from the paved parking area to the highest trailhead along Skyland Drive. At 4011 feet elevation, you'll see the world below and only the vast sky expanse above. The trail is marked and easy for anyone in at least average condition. It's not paved so the trail is not wheelchair accessible.

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Findlay, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first hike in Shenandoah National park. It seemed pretty easy and we learned after that the numbered markers along the way corresponded to different areas for the "interpretive" part of the trail. Saw families with little kids make the hike, but they avoided the rocky viewpoint at the end. You need to scramble over some rocks, but... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While at the Skyland Resort in Shenandoah National Park, we decided to hike up to the Stony Man Mountain Crest. This was one of the easier hikes, probably just over a mile long with some mild climbing. My daughter was adamant that I did not have the proper gear, she said I needed Hiking boots, which she had. I thought... More 

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