If you’re searching for the best outdoor activity in Northern Virginia, we have a suggestion for you! Plan to take the long way along the Shenandoah Valley Skyline Drive, the scenic byway with access to gorgeous overlooks and trails. Stop off at the Stony Man Trailhead and embark on the Stony Man Mountain Hike. The scenic, self-guided excursion provides a wonderful way to explore the Shenandoah National Park and help you escape the hustle and bustle of your everyday life. Stretch your legs for a couple of hours when you experience the Stony Man Mountain Hike and unplug from the noise of our modern world.
Download our free vacation guide and experience all the outdoor activities, like the Stony Man Mountain Hike, near the Shenandoah National Park. After a full day of adventure, come and relax with us at the Inn at Vaucluse Spring.
What Can I Experience on the Stony Man Mountain Hike?
1. Challenging Hike
The mountain has the second highest peak in all of the Shenandoah National Park with an elevation of about 4,000 feet. The Stony Man Mountain Hike spans 1.4 miles and extends 318 feet high. It should take around an hour to complete, maybe longer if you want to take in the natural surroundings or need to catch your breath. The hike ranges in difficulty depending on your hiking experience and general fitness level.
2. Gorgeous Landscape
The Stony Man Mountain Hike provides some of the most incredible views of the Blue Ridge Mountain range and its rolling foothills. The panoramic views also showcase the spectacular views and enriching beauty of the town of Luray and the Massanutten and Allegheny Mountains. As you hike the rocky path lined with towering trees, the scenery and the fresh mountain air will refresh you. We bet that your journey up Stony Man Mountain Hike will likely result in a new appreciation for the great outdoors.
Did you love the book or the movie series, “The Hobbit?” If so, there is something on the trail that reminds hikers of the hobbit hole that the character Bilbo Baggins lived in. You can take an awesome photo in front of it. How cool is that?
3. Intimate Engagement Spot
Are you on the way up to the Inn at Vaucluse Spring and simply cannot wait to propose to your significant other? Do you both love the great outdoors? Have you been looking for the perfect place to propose? The Stony Man Mountain Hike is the ideal engagement spot for a couple who loves adventure. The scenic views, the intimate setting, and gorgeous landscape make it the perfect place to tell that special someone you want to spend the rest of your life with them.
Stay at the Inn at Vaucluse Spring
After you experience the Stony Man Mountain Hike, relax with us at the Inn at Vaucluse Spring. Our inn sits on 44 luscious acres in the Shenandoah Valley. Our beautiful accommodations feature abundant light and unique characteristics like original hardwood floors and rustic stone walls. Stay in The Thornton Room or The Barton Room to learn more about these accents.
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