Thing to Do

Stony Man

A woman with a baby on her back takes a picture with her phone on top of a mountain summit.

Pets are not allowed on this hike. This enjoyable hike brings you to an outstanding view of the Shenandoah Valley, Massanutten Mountain, and beyond.

Distance: 1.6-mile round trip hike
Difficulty: Easiest (hiking difficulty scale)
Hiking Time: 1 hours
Elevation Gain: 340 feet

Hike Description 

  1. From the Stony Man parking area (mile 41.7), take the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) to the trail post.
  2. Continue on the blue-blazed Stony Man Trail to the viewpoint.
  3. Then continue on the Stony Man Trail to its intersection with the A.T. and retrace your steps to your starting point. 


The average hiking duration does not take into consideration fitness, exploration, rest, contemplation, etc.


Pets are not allowed on Stony Man Trail.

An entrance fee is required to get into Shenandoah National Park.

The trailhead for this hike is located at the Stony Man parking area. 

Year Round
Accessibility Information

Although pets are not allowed on the Stony Man Trail, service animals are welcome. This trail does not meet ADA accessibility guidelines.

Shenandoah National Park

Map of the Skyland area including notable roads and trails.

Download the trail map
Click the image to download the trail map. Print it out at home or save it to your phone to take with you on your hike.

Last updated: February 10, 2021