Stony Man Climber's Log

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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.


Provotrout - Jan 30, 2012 4:46 pm Date Climbed: Jan 28, 2012

No Dugs

No dugs allowed on summit. Made it to 3,837' and had to turn around. Pretty cool view from the ridge.


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".


hightinerary - Aug 9, 2011 8:57 am Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2011

Quartet  Sucess!

I did it as a big loop that also included Old Rag, Robertson and Hawksbill.


MtMtnHiker - Mar 16, 2011 9:51 pm

Backpacking  Sucess!

Climbed while on a backpack trip.


sparkes384 - Nov 27, 2010 6:24 pm Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2010

Cold and Windy  Sucess!

Nice short hike. Needed a break after the past 30 days. Conducting a recon for a future rapel.


chilkoot - May 10, 2010 10:20 am Date Climbed: Jun 1, 1998

Highlight of Shenandoah  Sucess!

Rare low-humidty day in June. Very pleasant.


Koba - Oct 20, 2008 12:11 pm Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2008

Fun for grandma  Sucess!

Took parents up Stony Man before doing 3 days in SNP.


tioga - Sep 14, 2008 11:23 am Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2008

Long Day  Sucess!

Began at the Old Rag parking area and climbed over Old Rag, descended via the Saddle Trail, then up the Old Rag Fire Road, taking a right hand turn onto Skyland-Big Meadows Horse Trail, crossing Skyline Drive, and up the Stony Man Trail to the summit. On the descent we had to make a pit stop into Skyland Resort to find water and interrupted the Apple Butter Festival there. Then we headed back down the Skyland-Big Meadows Horse Trail to the Old Rag Fire Road, took a left on the Corbin Hollow Trail and finished on the Weakley Hollow Fire Road. It was approximately a 17.7 mile day.

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