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, and birding.
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.
I've done this Trail only once and it is my top 3 favorites. I love it and if you want to start off with a challenging but easy trail, this one is right on the spot for you!
Amazing view. Easy trail. Extremely gentle slope. Trails have multiple forks and different path but keep on following blue trail markers!
Great easy hike. Fun for the family. I saw ages on the trail today ranging from mid 60's to 5 year olds. Amazing views at the summit.
Easy to follow trail with nice views at the end.
Great trail, not too steep but you can break off and get to steep parts if you like. The views from the top are amazing, you can see the whole valley! Rock formation on the way up are cool to look at and all different sizes and shapes.
A great beginner hike! The views are excellent. Dogs should be allowed.
very short simple hike. great view tho during the fall. I hiked a longer trail first and just went on this one at the end. you can also hike from Little Stony Man up to Stony if you're looking for a little more.
This place was a perfect little hike for my girlfriend and me! Beautiful day!
Definitely recommend. It's a shorter hike that's much less trafficked than others but still offers nice views and an overlook
Quick hike, with an amazing view at the end! Strongly suggest it if you're pressed for time, or just looking to go for a stroll. There are options to hop on other trails along the way, so you can always keep the journey going, but the overlook is worth making the loop. There's ample space to sit and take in the scenery (over rocks), so packing a snack might be a good option to just relax and hang out for a bit!
A great, quick hike.... Less than a mile to the top. An excellent hike for your kids to do. A HUGE reward at the top for sure.
The trail head is in the right corner of the parking lot. Follow this trail and you will come to a 4 way intersection of trails ... go straight across and upward. Moving up the hill a bit the trail forks and either path will lead you to the top in a short distance will equal effort. At the top there is a sign pointing to stony man summit. enjoy.