Appalachian Trail: Stony Man Overlook to Thornton Gap

Treat yourself to far-reaching panoramas from Marys Rock—arguably some of the best views in Shenandoah National Park—before a steady descent to Thornton Gap on this 6.9 miler.
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Treat yourself to far-reaching panoramas from Marys Rock—arguably some of the best views in Shenandoah National Park—before a steady descent to Thornton Gap on this 6.9 miler.

Shelters: None

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 11.1

Waypoints

WPT021

Location: 38.6270179748535, -78.340202331543

Trail to Jewell Hollow Overlook

WPT008

Location: 38.6590003967285, -78.3218154907226

Trail to Thornton Gap

WPT019

Location: 38.6276016235352, -78.3365859985352

Leading Ridge Trail

WPT009

Location: 38.6535148620606, -78.3133163452148

Views to the E

WPT022

Location: 38.6248168945312, -78.3425674438476

Picnic area

WPT024

Location: 38.6144332885742, -78.3591537475586

Pass blue-blazed Crusher Ridge Trail

WPT010

Location: 38.649284362793, -78.3173980712891

Blue blaze trail leads to Marys Rock in .1 mi.

WPT018

Location: 38.6287002563477, -78.3290634155274

The Pinnacle. Views to the W

WPT015

Location: 38.6383171081543, -78.322135925293

Good views of The Pinnacle to the SSW

WPT023

Location: 38.6241683959961, -78.3434524536133

Water; picnic area; toilet

WPT025

Location: 38.6147003173828, -78.3606491088867

Nicholson Hollow Trail

WPT016

Location: 38.6351165771484, -78.3232803344726

Trail to spring (.3 mi.)

WPT012

Location: 38.6473846435547, -78.3195190429688

Good views to the W

WPT013

Location: 38.6419830322266, -78.3206024169922

Blue-blazed Meadow Spring Trail

WPT026

Location: 38.6118927001953, -78.3631744384766

Stony Man Overlook to the E

WPT014

Location: 38.6413345336914, -78.3217849731445

Good valley views to the W

WPT017

Location: 38.6343841552734, -78.323600769043

Byrds Nest No. 3

WPT020

Location: 38.627815246582, -78.338020324707

Jewell Hollow Overlook

WPT011

Location: 38.6503829956055, -78.3173370361328

Marys Rock

WPT007

Location: 38.6594619750977, -78.3224487304688

Thorton Gap parking to the E; trail to Panorama

DSCF2214

Location: 38.6358184814453, -78.3240280151367

DSCF2216

Location: 38.6240158081055, -78.3435134887695

DSCF2218

Location: 38.6159820556641, -78.3492965698242