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If you’re looking for a trip to one of Shenandoah’s incredible peaks and are hoping for a shorter, more moderate outing, a trip to Stony Man may be for you. Located conveniently close to the Skyland Resort, Stony Man offers a lot in the way of scenery and viewpoints without the crowds that can be found elsewhere in the park.

The journey to the summit is part of what makes this area special, and along either the Stony Man Trail or the Stony Man Horse Trail, visitors will ascend along a ridge that offers dramatic views all the way to the top. The route is short, which gives visitors ample time to slow down and appreciate the sights. Along the way, hikers will pass a crag that is popular among rock climbers, and stopping to chat or simply to observe can be an enjoyable side trip for the curious.

Once you’ve gained the summit, take a moment to enjoy the sweeping views of the Shenandoah Valley. This is a good place to catch some sun and have a snack before returning to your vehicle.

Short Hike: A round-trip visit to this scenic point will be less than 1.5 miles, on a maintained trail. Parking is located at the Stony Man parking area, and visitors can choose to hike either the Stony Man Trail or the Stony Man Horse Trail to reach the viewpoint.

Family Friendly: The shorter routing of the trail may be more accessible for the whole family.

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Mikhaila Redovian

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Jun 22, 2019
Jk12ka4 PA
Nice trail!! Best view
Jun 16, 2019
Tom Bowman
We did the 4 mile loop. Multiple rocky overlooks. Awesome views.
Jun 15, 2019
Roy Gross
May 21, 2019
Luke Goyden
May 17, 2019
Jamie F
Apr 3, 2019
Cameron Smith
Jan 26, 2019
Tyler Adcock
Dec 30, 2018
John Bjorklund

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