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rock scrambling is the best.

Don’t let the short distance fool you, this trail is great! The rock scramble at the top is pretty awesome and the views are just spectacular! A great place to watch the sun go down!

Fun, short hike. Easy enough for a five and six year old. Very crowded on weekends. Excellent view!

Nice short hike. I had a few rain free hours to do this hike. It was creepy walking up in the fog and clouds but also awesome! lol I got the top and was alone but could not see the beautiful view because I was surrounded by clouds, I couldn't see more than 10 feet in front of me (I figured this would be the case when I started the hike). I couldn't even see the drop-off from the rock cliff, this was also creepy and awesome. I was not disappointed by not getting the view that everyone describes, I think my experience at the top was unique and interesting. Pic posted of my overlook.

hiking
10 days ago

This is probably my favorite trail in the entire park. This is like a giant playground. It feels exposed and if you are afraid of heights, this probably is one to stay away from ...but the views are amazing and worth it. It is a pretty easy hike and the payoff for the view is well worth the scramble. NO DOGS allowed on the trail for obvious reasons ...I don't want someone hurting their fur baby trying to get them up to the summit for a pic, there are plenty of other places for that in the park..

Great views for such a short and easy hike! Hiked on a beautiful, sunny, autumn morning. Will definitely do again.

hiking
13 days ago

One of the best places for sunrise/sunset if your up to scrambling up and down the rocks.

We started day one of our HIKE socked in with fog then it started to rain. - We made it to the highest point in the Shenandoah National Park. - Just a short side trail off of the Appalachian Trail was the Stony Man Summit we were at a elevation of 4,036 Feet. - It's the highest point in Shenandoah along Skyline Drive. - On our way back down off the mountain we couldn't see 5 feet in front of us. This is great side trail off the AT and is only a 322 feet climb in 8 tenths of a miles. We will need to do this side trail again just to see the views in that location.

Good trail, definitely on the easier side of life. Overlook is gorgeous but a small area so prepare for it to be cramped with other visitors. Four year old handled the trail with ease.

I wouldn’t say this was the easiest trail as we took our toddlers and there were a lot of steep stairs but we managed. It is fairly busy but the views are amazing.

It’s under an hour, but it’s a great hour. Rock scramble is fun, you’re inches from sheer cliff in a few spots, though. Can be crowded.

The summit was a bit crowded at the top, but understandably so for a beautiful Saturday in October :) The hike was not overly strenuous for an absolutely gorgeous view.

Bearfence is always a hike. Short and sweet with quite the view at the peak. It is challenging for those who do not like heights or are unsteady on their feet.

Amazing views at the summit!!

Short trail with some challenging rock scrambles, definitely not pet friendly, nice views

Took my 6 year old and my 4 year old and they had a good time. The right distance and a great view at the top.

Steps and steps and more steps! Loved it

hiking
1 month ago

lots of steps but short path, we all liked it, good for families

The Gorge Overlook was a pleasant, easy trail. It gets crowded by Old Man’s Cave. Recommend to go early morning to beat the crowds.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike. The falls are really pretty. Good for all skill levels. We combined this with a number of other trails of varying difficulty today and this leg was definitely a highlight. It can get crowded starting mid morning on the weekend.

Great trail! Short easy hike with fantastic views.

Went with my wife. It was beautiful and able to get great shots.

Gorgeous views at the end with birds circling the peak. Easy, but rocky, trail. Take your camera on this one.

My favorite trail during my time in the park. Fun rock scramble at the end and a beautiful 360 view to top it all off.

hiking
1 month ago

Came to hocking hills for a little get away with my hubby. We loved this cave, very beautiful.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. Start to the right and loop around. Wear gloves to scramble on rocks.

Amazing views! So high it just takes your breath away. A lot of uphill but for my seasoned hikers, ages 5 and 9, we had no issues and the views were worth it. Buy the Stony Man brochure at the beginning of the trail (which is in the Skyland resort area) to get more history and perspective on the trail.

Beautiful waterfalls and views of Ohio’s foothills, along with a diversity of trails.. I plan on visiting this trail in all seasons!

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