Little Stony Man Loop via Appalachian Trail

MODERATE 175 reviews
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Little Stony Man Loop via Appalachian Trail 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, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
866 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

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.

hiking
10 days ago

My wife and I Loved the views! Only a handful of people on trail, mostly had to ourselves. Easy to follow, big loop like is shown here will show you all the cool views.

hiking
20 days ago

Great view! Hike was rocky but not difficult. Will definitely be going back once everything is green.

hiking
2 months ago

Loved doing this loop today! Was able to do the summit of both Stony Man and Little Stony Man in one go. Was a bit muddy and there were parts of the trail covered in ice so be mindful if you’re going during the colder months.

hiking
3 months ago

Gorgeous! If you are in this area and you do not check this site out, then you’ve missed out!

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail. Hiked two weeks ago with 4 inches of snow on the ground. Will hike again in the Spring.

3 months ago

Phenomenal view at summit. Kid-friendly trail with shallow gradient.

hiking
5 months ago

Good for families and kids. Great view from the look out point

hiking
5 months ago

Great view well worth the trip oct 18 2018

5 months ago

A little crowded at Stony Man overlook, but a nice hike.

hiking
5 months ago

Excellent views!

Pretty crowded. Very rocky. With so many leaves on the ground, it made the rocky trail a little treacherous. Very glad we had on hiking boots, but wish we had hiking poles. Views make it worth it!

hiking
6 months ago

We went to both Little Stony Man and Stony Man Summit and came back the same way. Nice hike with great views.

rock climbing
6 months ago

We did a rock climb in the Little Stony Man Cliffs area. Really great views.

hiking
7 months ago

7 months ago

Beautiful views. Easy hike.

hiking
7 months ago

Loved this trail!! Took the whole family (7 year old and 20 month old on a back backpack) and it was great! Stunning views! Just be sure to have proper lights with you if you stay to watch the sunset because the other side of the mountain gets super dark!

hiking
7 months ago

Nice and easy hike, couple of slightly steep spots, but a great hike for beginners. The views at the summit are more than worth the effort put into the hike, though bring a jacket as it can get pretty chilly up there!

hiking
7 months ago

Nice loop trail with beautiful views. Kid friendly.

8 months ago

This trail was a lot of fun, Mom was under the weather so I took the boys for a little adventure. This was a perfect trail for my young hikers we picked up a trail guide at the trail head and made it a learning experience following the trail markers and reading the descriptions along the way. The summit was slammed pack full of people so we noticed a small path off to the left just before you rech the summit that opened up to an alternative summit that we were able to enjoy by ourselves. I would definitely say this is a simple family hike.

hiking
8 months ago

Awesome vistas on a very well marked trail! Be sure to do the Stony Mountain Summit as well as the Passamaquoddy Trail... you might see some rock climbers along the way...

hiking
8 months ago

Awesome vistas on a very well marked trail! Be sure to do the Stony Mountain Summit as well as the Passamaquoddy Trail... you might see some rock climbers along the way...

hiking
8 months ago

Awesome vistas on a very well marked trail! Be sure to do the Stony Mountain Summit as well as the Passamaquoddy Trail... you might see some rock climbers along the way...

hiking
8 months ago

Awesome vistas on a very well marked trail! Be sure to do the Stony Mountain Summit as well as the Passamaquoddy Trail... you might see some rock climbers along the way...

hiking
9 months ago

Great hike! Arrived at Little Stony trailhead early and hiked the 4 mile loop. Took about 2 hours, but I stopped and enjoyed the views at the look outs.

hiking
9 months ago

Great hike, we started at the Little Stony Mountain parking area and hiked to the lookout. Up and back was about 3 miles and took us 1:21 minutes. We got to the park early so there was plenty of parking. If you park at the north end you get to pass two lookouts and avoid the crowds hiking in from Skyland.

hiking
9 months ago

Extremely simple trail easy loop though doing the loop the trail back is kind of hidden behind some rocks so I saw a lot of people just do a(n) in and out instead

hiking
9 months ago

Great views along the trail. Sort of a shorter trail, but for a short moderate trail, it was one of the better ones. Traffic was fairly heavy however.

hiking
10 months ago

Short and easy trial

10 months ago

Very easy hike. Nice views.

10 months ago

Busy hike, mostly from the parking lot up to the peak. Otherwise, not too bad. Great views and photo opportunities!!!

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