Stony Man Trail

EASY 96 reviews
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Stony Man Trail is a 1.4 mile loop trail located near Luray, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
318 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

no dogs

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 Stony Man parking area located at mile 41.7. Trailhead is just inside the lot.

hiking
55 minutes ago

My wife and I hiked the Stony Man Summit trail on our trip to Skyland for our Anniversary. It was a great hike for our first "mountain" hike! The view at the top was incredible! At the fork at the loop, we chose the right-side path, which was a lot rockier and steeper than the left-side path; although it wasn't steep enough to be considered anything harder than we could take.

Excellent hike for what we needed!!

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
6 days ago

Really wonderful view up top. The wife and I had breakfast at Skyland and headed up straight from there. A great morning!

hiking
10 days ago

10 days ago

A nice short and easy hike that leads to a spectacular view.

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28 days ago

well worth the trip great view and super easy return

Short and sweet, great views at the top.

1 month ago

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Simple but fun hike. Views at the top are well worth the mile and change hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty easy hike. The trail is very beautiful and well-kept. The summit is gorgeous - very rewarding!! Would definitely recommend

hiking
1 month ago

A short relatively easy hike to a spectacular view. Parking is off the access road to the Skyland Resort. The nearest bathroom is at the Skyland Dining Room.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail had the best vantage point of any other trail we hiked this time out. Beautiful view, but only on a clear day. The hike up was not difficult. A good trail to start or end the day on. Bring a camera!

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

We did this trail twice, once when it was super foggy and once when it was clear. The fog was a cool experience, but you couldn't see anything. Definitely go on a clear day, the view is amazing!

2 months ago