Stony Man Climber's Log

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Chainshaw - Jul 19, 2022 7:42 am Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2022

Great intro to Shenandoah  Sucess!

Stopped off to do this one before setting up camp for the weekend at Big Meadows, and this was the perfect way to get acquainted with what the park had in store. Not a particularly long hike, but a fun one with a few really nice views on the way up and a great payoff at the summit.


MW - Jul 6, 2021 12:19 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2021

Stony Man, Shenandoah NP  Sucess!

Easy and short but scenic hike. So many of these in the park.


JesseSumrak - Oct 8, 2020 11:49 am Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2020

Family Hike  Sucess!

Family hike up to the summit with parents, wife, and 2 little girls. Beautiful views at the top that made you feel like you climbed something epic—although it’s a very short hike from the TH.


wannabepeakbagger - Oct 6, 2019 5:43 am Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2019

early morning  Sucess!

Another nice morning walk to beat the crowds. Nice views along the Passamaquoddy trail as well.


islandborn11 - Jun 8, 2019 5:39 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2019

Perfect Saturday morning hike with my son  Sucess!

Set off about 9:30 am from the Little Stony Man parking lot with my son luke, who will turn nine later this month. Easy trail to follow with some moderate elevation but nothing heavy. Weather was cool and overcast, perfect for hiking. Awesome views at the top and a few overlooks. Worth the daytrip.


JRaphaelson - May 25, 2019 1:34 pm Date Climbed: May 18, 2019

Stony Man  Sucess!

Fun little hike, but very crowded on a late Spring weekend.


Jowzynkyn - May 19, 2019 9:12 am Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2018

October beauty!  Sucess!

Easy peasy, 50 other people on the trail same day. Great for beginners or anyone who enjoys a good hike!


tudge - Feb 19, 2017 6:40 pm Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2016

Stony Man Halloween Bear  Sucess!

Quick hike up to Stony Man on a lovely Halloween afternoon. Watched a black bear trot across the trail ahead of us on our way back down to the parking lot.


joseyinnet - Apr 22, 2016 10:54 pm Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2016

Rainy day stroll  Sucess!

The other short hike recommended by the park ranger (along with bearfence). Couldn't see much with the rain


EastKing - Nov 8, 2015 9:36 pm

Great views  Sucess!

Great views on this easy hike from the visitors center.

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Oct 26, 2015 1:51 pm Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2015

Good stuff!  Sucess!

Another good one!


technicolorNH - May 14, 2015 5:25 pm Date Climbed: May 10, 2015

With a guided tour  Sucess!

Possibly my slowest hike ever but it was a guided tour on Shenandoah Park's Wildflower Weekend and the guide (Cathy Mayes) made it one of the most interesting hikes I have ever been on.


labgloves - Dec 22, 2014 6:03 pm Date Climbed: Dec 21, 2014

Lovely winter hike  Sucess!

What to do with a free half-day in VA?


huskertriguy - Jul 21, 2014 3:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2014

Rainy Day Beauty  Sucess!

It was my only full day in Shenandoah. After hiking the extent of Whiteoak Canyon, most of it in the rain, and then cooking up a late lunch, I wanted to make the most of the remains of my soggy day.

This was one great way to do it! The views were mostly impeded, but that which revealed itself was spectacular. Zero people on the trail -- due to the falling rain, most visitors were viewing the park from the dry interior of their cars.

Of course, just as soon as I got back into the rental, the sun revealed itself, almost blinding me. I had a laugh at the timing and enjoyed the panaromas the setting sun revealed on the way out.


wanderweg83 - Feb 1, 2014 10:43 am

Stony Man  Sucess!

I've climbed (walked) Stony Man multiple times. Easy hike, with phenomenal views.

Pete Castricone

Pete Castricone - May 12, 2013 4:38 pm Date Climbed: May 13, 2013

Warmup  Sucess!

Did this and then drove over to Hawksbill.

cwharringtonlaw - Mar 15, 2013 10:33 am Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2012

Short Trip  Sucess!

Hiked during a weekend in Shenandoah. Nice views. Saw a climbing class on the cliffs.


aprovance - Jun 17, 2012 1:36 am Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2012

Relaxing hike...  Sucess!

First hiked to Little Stony Man cliffs, then enjoyed the pleasant hike up to Stony Man. Great views, very green!


rasgoat - Feb 1, 2012 5:32 pm

Easy  Sucess!

Just a skip from the road, worthy views.


Avenger2354 - Oct 3, 2011 9:40 pm Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2011

Stony Man  Sucess!

My entire family made the summit, guided by my 4 year old daughter. We did the loop, taking the horse trail back down. Very windy and cold, but as my daughters both said, "It's beautiful Dad".

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