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.
dogs on leash
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.
Nice easy hike, good for younger kids
Just right for my 6 & 10 year old. They hiked 4 miles and could have gone another 2 or more easily.
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.
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).