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Memorial Weekend Map

Best at sunset

After deciding to start hiking, which I had not did in a very long time , I was unsure what easy would be. However as a person who spent most days on the couch , this hike was a good first hike. The only thing I would add is if the road is closed and you hike the road to the trail be prepared to take on a moderate hike.

Nice look out but definitely an easy hike.

3 months ago

Easy trail very flat. My wife was able to push our 2 year old in her carriage the entire way with no problem. There are plenty of benches along the trail.

short & nice submit

Beautiful view, great first hike in Shenandoah!

Amazing view with a short hike to get there!

I love this trail. Kid and dog friendly. Easy and great views.

Very easy short trail for a senior. Great views without a killer climb. Although the climb is only 443 feet you are up at a elevation of 3,296 feet. There is a short paved road to trail-head. Part of the trail is the AT ( Appalachian Trail and is well marked. You can make it longer if you go over to the campground.

4 months ago

Super easy and is basically a gravel trail that follows an fire road down to the falls. Nice walk in the forest and is only a little over a mile out and back. Park at the Lands Run parking area at Mile marker 9.2 on Skyline Drive. Be careful and drive slow. You may miss the lot. The wife and I hopscotched trails all day. We started on the South end at 8 in the morning. By 4 in the evening the Skyline drive was packed and parking became a big issue. The falls colors are all most gone and everybody knows it. We were in bumper to bumper traffic get off of Skyline and car were backed up out to US. 340 trying to get on. Go Early / Not Later !!

An easy hike on a heavily traveled trail, one of the most popular on the ridge. The view from the turnaround point is a huge draw and offers a fantastic view of the Shenandoah Valley.

Parking at the trail head fills quickly but the lodge offers plenty of parking just 100 yards up the road.

So much fun rock scrambling! Beautiful views!

There is a very small (easy to miss) parking lot near mile 9 on Skyline Drive with minimal signage. The whole hike is on a fire road, so less scenic than other hikes in the park. It’s out and back (downhill on the way in and uphill on the way back). When we hiked this it was a nice leg stretch after a long drive, but the hike ends at a very small stream with a very small trickling cascade (not what you may think when you hear waterfall). It might be a better hike after a lot of rain. Walk is shaded and easy to do in sneakers.

4 months ago

Relaxing walk with lots of new benches and scurrying shrews. Leaves have begun to turn auburn.

Short trail but pretty good.

A nice short level Trail even on a misting rainy day. Especially if you love trees. Don't be sad by the old fallen hemlocks. You'll see there's new growth growing up in and around them! You can connect to the White Oak Canyon Trail to make it longer.

Great view at the end. Also takes you past an abandoned copper mine. It is a pretty cool trail.

This is a very easy, brief hike to the summit with a breathtaking view as the reward. After I reached the peak of Stony Man I came down and took a short excursion to the summit of Little Stony Man, where the view was almost as great. It waa maybe 3+ miles total to go to both summits.

not very long but well worth it.
great views and we were able to see some hang gliders taking off

Such a fun, easy trail. My kids loved the view!

Great views, simple but fun hike. Great for kids.

Fun short hike, very good for beginners and summit view is such a bargain for the lack of work! Very well maintained trail.

Nice, short, simple hike with a wonderful view at the top. It should be noted that you can only see the sign that indicates the trailhead for Stony Man by turning in to where it says "Skyland." Again - the view!!!

7 months ago

A great family trail. Not much by way of views but you see the family cemetery and the walk has just enough incline to be interesting but not so much to be daunting. Families with dogs make this loop all the time.

Nice walk in the woods. That's about it.

7 months ago

The walk through the woods was peaceful. The kids enjoyed looking for the various items that the visitor center provided. All in all, decent trail and nice start to Shenandoah.

Nice, easy hike. Unbelievable view at the top.

7 months ago

Short, uneventful walk, but a great view at the end!

This is a nice little trail that delivers a spectacular view of the valley at the end for only little effort. This trail will always hold a special place in my heart because of the person who introduced it to me.

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