Explore the most popular Walking 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.

Nice hike with a great view at the end. Definitely check for ticks periodically throughout your hike. I had three on me by the end of the hike

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13 days ago

Did this trail with my 17 month old daughter as the first trail she walked on her own. She walked about 0.21m and then went in the carrier (not bad!). It’s a very easy hike with benches along the way. It has beautiful flowers and a lot of wildlife. We saw a deer and a rabbit closeup. Very nice for my daughter to see.

The day we hiked, we only saw a handful of people. A nice walk to the overlook. Beautiful scenery.

Beautiful trail. Only had a short time to explore. Watched a doe cross in front of us. Intended to hike the Pass Mountain trail, but went the wrong direction on the AT trail.

The Stony Man hike is a short and mildly uphill climb to a rocky summit. The rocks at the summit are very uneven and difficult to navigate so people really have to take turns to get out to the edge but the view is great. this is a fast hike in that you can reach the summit in about 20-30 minutes so you can spend more time enjoying the view.

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19 days ago

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

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24 days ago

Fun but very rocky. My toes were hurting at the end (tho I was wearing running shoes, not hiking shoes)! Trail heads were super clear although the beginning of the trail can be easy to miss (there were people camping at the trail head when we went :P). The trail splits at a couple points — we missed the turnoff to Duncan Knob at first. (Gap Creek trail has light blue trail markers, the split to go to Duncan Knob has yellow trail markers.) It was helpful to have our All Trails app open when we neared the Duncan Knob turnoff. Duncan Knob itself requires scramble up piles of rocks — it’s essentially a pile of rocks with some nice views if you’re not afraid of heights! It would be hard to picnic there unless you’re ok eating your food while balanced on some rocks. (There’s no large flat surface.) We did get lost for about 30-45 minutes trying to find our way down from Duncan Knob — the trail can be hard to find coming down. All Trails shows two paths down from Duncan Knob to Gap Creek trail but one of these paths is washed out/overgrown (left path, when looking at the map).

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.

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bugs
1 month ago

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

Trail head is very close to lodge, big parking lot! Beautiful, easy trail with great views. Extremely busy on at the top!

This hike was rocky but worth it once at the top. This trail is actually 5.89 miles to the outlook and back. Glad we went early.

Great summit view

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1 month ago

Nice easy trail with great views.

Took the trail yesterday with my wife. Hiked to Little Stony Man and then up to Stony Man. Wow!! A terrific hike for almost anyone. Met some rock climbers at Little Stony Man and people from all ages and sizes up at the top. Fantastic views. Lots of birds and wildflowers. A not to be missed adventure for all!

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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

Beautiful hike to Kennedy Pk! It’s a rocky climb but very doable by both people and dogs.

A very nice little hike for families with kids. Well traveled. Some folks had dogs, contrary to regulations, but fortunately not too many dogs on the trail. Parking area has about 50 spaces, with 15 or so long enough for a large pickup or van. No space for a trailer/camper, though. Good views of the valley from the top of the loop!

Always a favorite at Shenandoah National park. It is a very easy trail to a beautiful rocky outlook with a few viewpoints. Easy grade. There is a great educational pamphlet you can get for $1 at the base of the hike, it has numbered spots and a bit of trail history and education. This hike is right at skyland’s entrance and is walkable from the cabins and to the restaurant. This hike is lovely all times of the year. Keep an eye on little ones near the rocky outcroppings.

All paved, it was a beautiful way to see Luray. highly recommend for anyone looking for a nice stroll, very accessible

Good family hike with some views along the way in early spring. Difficult last 1/4 mile but tremendous view from Kennedy Peak.

2 months ago

Good tour through the Luray caverns!

great trail! short easy hike to the stony man view point. i took my 8 yr old son and 6 yr old niece, and we hiked to the viewpoint with no problem. beyond the viewpoint, the trail gets pretty narrow in some spots as well as pretty rocky. the kids enjoyed climbing the natural rock walls. we ended up turning around when the trail became to rocky and narrow for them to navigate. if i'd been by myself or with other adults, i wouldn't have felt the need to turn around. will definitely be returning!

My husband & I went up to take a break from the grind and enjoyed it so much we drove back from PA the next day with the kids to have ourselves a sky picnic and a little nap... Couldn't ask for a better experience but bring layers for the wind

So amazing, decided to do it twice... sorta.

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muddy
2 months ago

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snow
2 months ago

Snowy, slushy, but fun.

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