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Stony Man Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.5 (24)

A short loop with some great views of the Shenandoah Valley and the Allegheny Mountains.


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Miles

0.8

KM

Point to Point

4,008' 1,222 m

High

3,891' 1,186 m

Low

116' 35 m

Up

84' 26 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

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Family Friendly A short, relatively easy trail with some great views along the way.

Description

The start of this trail is located off of the blue and white-blazed Appalachian Trail (AT). At the trail post continue onto the blue-blazed Stony Man Trail. After about a quarter of a mile, you'll come to a junction with the Stony Man Summit Trail - this short spur trails takes you to a great viewpoint and is well worth the side trip! At the viewpoint, you'll overlook the Shenandoah Valley, the town of Luray, and the Massanutten and Allegheny Mountains beyond.

To continue on the loop, stay right at the junction with the Stony Man Summit Trail to take the blue-blazed Stony Man Trail back to the junction with the A.T.

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Shared By:

Kristen Arendt with improvements by Debbie Yum

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  4.5 from 24 votes

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  4.5 from 24 votes
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Little Stony Man, as seen from the Stonly Man Trail in early October.
Dec 16, 2015 near Stanley, VA

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Jun 13, 2021
Tyger Hawkins
Mar 15, 2021
Taylor Screws
To stony man summit 1.6mi
Nov 27, 2020
Molly McLeod
Nov 14, 2020
Brooke Marie
Oct 17, 2020
Lindsay H
Oct 17, 2020
Michaela Cirone
The second peak (to the left) was less crowded and more peaceful. Both peaks at Stony Man were so beautiful & breathtaking. Favorite hike in the park! 1.2mi — 1h 30m
Oct 10, 2020
Veronika Z
Oct 10, 2020
Amy Love