Explore the most popular forest trails near Luray with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

20 days ago

Super easy and nice hike! Not very scenic on the way though... but the view from the summit totally worth it!

Great easy trail with amazing views at the top!

Short and easy hike with a stunning view at the end. Just as we made it to the summit, the clouds started to disappear and we were treated to the view of fog rolling between bright yellow-red trees in the valley below.
If you have a few minutes to spare and are in the area, give this short walk a shot!

1 month ago

Easy stroll through the wilderness, well maintained walking path easy for very young kids.

Nice little trail, but it was poorly maintained with branches over the path and a lot of thorns snagging your ankles. Perhaps it will be better taken care of in the more popular months.

1 month ago

Good hike on a fall afternoon. We started further south on Christman Hollow Road in order to add a few miles to this hike and come up the creek. In retrospect, that did not add too much enjoyment as the drop down from the ridge to the creek/river is extremely steep and was rough sledding with all the leaves down. The last mile of the hike to the view is really enjoyable and the view to the south is impressive. Lots of friendly birds at the top. As the view is south to southwest, time your arrival to arrive earlier in the day or later in the afternoon to avoid the sun directly in your face as you take photos.

Best at sunset

Pretty hike with a nice panoramic view if you tack on Kennedy Trail at the end.

Tryin to decide north to sout or visa a versa ?? Any comments

Nice look out but definitely an easy hike.

4 months ago

awesome hike with great views, it earns its 'hard' rating at the top


5 months ago

Easy trail very flat. My wife was able to push our 2 year old in her carriage the entire way with no problem. There are plenty of benches along the trail.

5 months ago

Great hike. Variety of terrain but short enough for anyone in decent shape. Definitely would advise against if it’s raining. Difficult to spot the hard right at the top of the mountain so use some common sense and if you reach an apex and start heading downhill, turnaround.

short & nice submit

Beautiful view, great first hike in Shenandoah!

Amazing view with a short hike to get there!

I love this trail. Kid and dog friendly. Easy and great views.

on Strickler Knob Trail

6 months ago

Incredible hike with incredible views. It was worth the long drive for us to get there. Check out my full write up along with pictures and things to look out for.

My buddy and I took a long weekend and tackled this section of the AT as our first trip. A good amount of diversity among the trail, some awesome views, and a great first hike. Highly recommend!

An easy hike on a heavily traveled trail, one of the most popular on the ridge. The view from the turnaround point is a huge draw and offers a fantastic view of the Shenandoah Valley.

Parking at the trail head fills quickly but the lodge offers plenty of parking just 100 yards up the road.

7 months ago

Relaxing walk with lots of new benches and scurrying shrews. Leaves have begun to turn auburn.

A nice short level Trail even on a misting rainy day. Especially if you love trees. Don't be sad by the old fallen hemlocks. You'll see there's new growth growing up in and around them! You can connect to the White Oak Canyon Trail to make it longer.

Tackled this section with two friends this past Summer. It was my first intro to the AT and I caught the hiking bug. Came back with some really great stories and desire to do more section hiking in the future.

7 months ago

This hike is well worth the view at the top. It is an uphill climb all the way, some parts steeper than others, but the trail was well maintained and easy to follow. A few areas were a bit muddy, most likely from past rains. It gets rocky the closer you get towards the peak so be prepared to maneuver rocks and climb a bit: because of this I would not recommend bringing dogs. The phenomenal view at the top makes the steeper parts of the trail worth it. Tracked my hike right at 5.5 miles, taking up two and a half hours: not including the time spent hanging out at the top.

Great view at the end. Also takes you past an abandoned copper mine. It is a pretty cool trail.

This is a very easy, brief hike to the summit with a breathtaking view as the reward. After I reached the peak of Stony Man I came down and took a short excursion to the summit of Little Stony Man, where the view was almost as great. It waa maybe 3+ miles total to go to both summits.

Such a fun, easy trail. My kids loved the view!

Great views, simple but fun hike. Great for kids.

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