Story Book Trail is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Luray, Virginia that offers scenic views. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.9 miles Elevation Gain: 65 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

partially paved

views

hiking
1 day ago

An amazing hike for elderly people as well as any couple that just want to get away for a few hours of serenity. This Trail is also wheelchair-friendly.

A wonderful, easy trail that is paved and ends up at a great overlook. In and out on this short trip, or you can take some time to scramble over rocks for some more great views. Worth the trip.

hiking
25 days ago

Easy but can find plenty of off trail rock scrambling if you’re up for it. Absolutely beautiful

1 month ago

Easy trail out and back. Wooden bridge, paved trail, and metal landing make this trail an ideal option for the elderly, kids, and individuals who require handicap accessible trails. Gorgeous view of Luray and parts of the valley. There are plenty of side trails and climbs off of the main trail. Also, plenty of spots to sit and rest if needed.

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

Amazing view! A steel balcony to view mountains from. Nice place to have lunch with steel benches.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy trail with great views.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing views for an easy trail. Lots of small trails off of the main one, if you wish to explore a little bit. A few other views available to the left and right of the main overlook

4 months ago

Nice easy hike for children or the elderly. My 4 year old loves playing on the rocks and exploring around the woods. Amazing view from the overlook.

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

walking
5 months ago

incredible view but it's not a hike. i was on a long road trip down I-81 and this was not far off the highway. good spot to get out and stretch your legs. incredible view for not that much work.

7 months ago

Very easy, nicely paved trail to a platform with a great overlook. While the trail itself may be less than a mile, there are so many off-shoots and places to climb and crawl over rocks to see different perspectives that you can make it as long of a hike as you’d like! Highly recommend this trail - especially if you have a group of people with different ability/experience.

hiking
8 months ago

Cute trail. Made for families and grandparents. Wear your flip flops.

hiking
9 months ago

Great gentle trail at less than a mile (out and back) with forrest cover the entire way. Wear your flip-flops or bring the grand parents as this paved path has no elevation gain to speak of. The viewing platform at the end opens up a spectacular vista over the valley across to the mountains of Shenandoah National Park. The day we were there featured a large gathering of hawks riding the thermals in front of us. Our kids (4 and 2 1/2) loved it, particularly the rock piles that dot the trail and are easy climbs for kids to scramble around. This is a great little trail if you are into views or have young kids you want to get enthused about being outdoors.

10 months ago

Great trail. Absolutely amazing view.

Take your camera, no hiking boots needed. Sandals preferred. Beautiful Views!

hiking
10 months ago

Very short walk, easy family hike with a great view.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

love this trail

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Short easy walk to a very beautiful overlook with lots of sandstone, limestone and shale and white pine trees. One of the most beautiful places we visited

hiking
Monday, November 06, 2017

Very leisurely walk that ends up on a great over look of the nearby mountains & forest

walking
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Nice short trail with good views.

hiking
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Such a quick hike with gorgeous views

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Easy, short, and flat. But the view does pay off.

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Wonderful views

nature trips
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wonderful trail to take my 3 year old toddler on. Most beautiful view I've seen in a long time

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Great trail for toddlers. I took my four year old twin boys and we all loved it!

walking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

This is an easy paved walk with little elevation change. There are some interesting rocks/boulders along the trail as you pass through a pretty canopy of trees. It's just a short distance until you reach the platform with a gorgeous view of the Shenandoah Valley. It is definitely worth the quick stop if you are in the area (between New Market and Luray).

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Awesome easy

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Easy and beautiful view!!

hiking
Sunday, March 26, 2017

short very easy trail for kids. we took a side trail to the left of the main trail that was a lot better hike than just walking to the overlook by way of pavement. great view

walking
Monday, October 31, 2016

A short walk for a breathtaking view.

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