Skyline Drive: Hiking Stoney Man Trail

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by bschwimmer on September 14, 2005

This is a nice hike up a steep grade that will leave you winded when you reach the top. It’s a 4,010-foot climb up the mountain.

Take the self-guided hiking book, but make sure to leave $1 for its use. You will find interesting facts, like, for example, the tree that has formed within a rock and over time has split the rock. See photo.

When you reach the top of Stoneyman, beware not to go to the edge. The rocks can be dangerous. I saw flowers left at the edge. The person we met at the summit said that they were left for someone who fell off the mountain. My wife, upon hearing this, refused to climb out. To her chagrin, there are lovely views of the Shenandoah Valley and a unique view of Skyline Drive (see attached photos).

Shenandoah National Park & Skyline Drive
3655 Us Highway 211 East
Shenandoah N.P., Virginia, 22835
(540) 999-3500

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