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Appalachian Trail: Fishers Gap to Stony Man Overlook

This 8.5-mile hike passes vertical cliffs, weaves through spruce and fir stands, and traverses the northern slopes of Hawksbill Mountain, the highest peak in Shenandoah.

Trip Tools

Shelters: Rock Spring Hut; sleeps 6.

To Trailhead

Start: From Elkton, VA head SE on US 33 for 6.3 miles and turn left on Skyline Dr. Go 15.8 miles to trail crossing. End: From Main St. and Broad St. in Luray, VA, head north on Broad St. In .5 mile, bear right to merge onto US 211 E (toward Skyline/Washington, DC). In 8.8 miles, take the exit on the left to Skyline Dr. (keep left at the fork on exit ramp; follow signs for Big Meadows/Skyland/Skyline Dr S and merge onto Skyline Dr.). Go 7.4 miles and bear right at Stony Man Overlook.


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