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.
The other short hike recommended by the park ranger (along with bearfence). Couldn't see much with the rain
Great views on this easy hike from the visitors center.
Another good one!
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.
What to do with a free half-day in VA?
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.
I've climbed (walked) Stony Man multiple times. Easy hike, with phenomenal views.
Did this and then drove over to Hawksbill.
Hiked during a weekend in Shenandoah. Nice views. Saw a climbing class on the cliffs.
First hiked to Little Stony Man cliffs, then enjoyed the pleasant hike up to Stony Man. Great views, very green!
Just a skip from the road, worthy views.
No dugs allowed on summit. Made it to 3,837' and had to turn around. Pretty cool view from the ridge.
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".
I did it as a big loop that also included Old Rag, Robertson and Hawksbill.
Climbed while on a backpack trip.
Nice short hike. Needed a break after the past 30 days. Conducting a recon for a future rapel.
Rare low-humidty day in June. Very pleasant.
Took parents up Stony Man before doing 3 days in SNP.
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.