Little Stony Man Loop

MODERATE 55 reviews
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Little Stony Man Loop is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Syria, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.4 miles 948 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Directions from Front Royal, VA: Skyline Drive travels the entire length of Shenandoah National Park. Mile markers are placed along the right-hand side of the road heading south. They are numbered from north to south beginning at the northern terminus in Front Royal, Virginia. Facilities, trails and park features use the mile markers as points of reference. Park in the Little Stony Man parking area located at mile 39.1.

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2 months ago

Beautiful moderate/easy trail. Took my 10 and 13 year old and we really enjoyed it. We ended up taking Passamaquoddy to Furnace Spring Horse Trail to Stoney Horse Man Trail, back through Lil Stoney Man trail and saw two peeks. The First one we saw was Little Stoney Man Summit, which was breathtaking. Took us two hours and we were hesitant but plenty to enjoy, Ravens were talking to us throughout the walk, and being real silly . We came back through the Stoney Man summit which was beautiful too.

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3 months ago

Fun hike with beautiful scenery, especially as the trees begin to change! For those who have yet to visit this part of the Shenandoah, be prepared to spend $20 per vehicle to enter the park (the views are worth every penny).

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Beautiful views!

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5 months ago

short but fun hike. fantastic views

6 months ago

While this hike started out great, we somehow lost the trail somewhere around the Skylands resort. I don't think it was our fault, though because we got to a junction that wasn't clearly marked. however, we did find our way to the stoneyman summit which was very cool. all in all a very nice hike...pretty rocky. poles came in handy. Go early if you hike on a weekend. Parking is limited.

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7 months ago

My kids (7 and 9) had no issues with this hike, and overall we had a great time. If you only have time for 1 of the Stony Man hikes, however (and don't feel like doing the loop to get both), I would say the trail up to Stony Man itself (from Skyland) makes for a much better hike overall. The "Little Stony Man" trail up from the parking area on Skyline Drive offers a view of the "Stony Man", but that's not much to look at, and the view from on TOP of Stony Man is much better. Still, this was a fun hike, good exercise, and the kids enjoyed it.

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