Massanutten Storybook Trail

Massanutten Storybook Trail

Massanutten Storybook Trail
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Old A
2 contributions
Sep 2022
If you're lucky enough to catch a time in the day when you reach the overlook and to have it all to yourselves this is a magical spiritual place! - Beautiful views of the valley and distant mountains, with Bald Eagles flying overhead. (And yes those are Bald Eagles, even the one's that don't have their distinctive white head and tail features yet are immature ones!)
Written 29 September 2022
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Judy
Columbus, OH296 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
Short, shaded & paved to an awesome lookout toward Luray….just wonderful with Rock formation scattered about. Doesn’t take long, don’t miss it! There are benches at the overlook to sit on to just enjoy the view!
Written 28 August 2022
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Ed B
26 contributions
Jun 2022
We are so happy that our B&B hosts told us about this place because we probably would have missed it with so many other attractions competing for our time and attention. I'm a photographer and sometimes recommended vistas and overlooks fail to deliver. However, we were so impressed with this one that we went back twice in two days.

Parking was a little tight for a weekday, so you may want to go earlier or later in day. It's a very easy, short, and obstacle-free pathway to the overlook. This is a well-maintained trail made accessible to everyone.

The outlook has a nice viewing platform, but it's the view that's stunning. If you have a panorama feature on your phone---capture it here! My favorite scene is probably best captured with a telephoto lens showing a sliver of highway down in the valley surrounded by lush green trees.

My best shots were taken along the edge of the overlook to the right of the platform. Accessible but keep wits about you because you're off the maintained pathway. You'll be rewarded with some good photo opportunities but stay alert as you navigate this area.

Skyline Drive may be the Big Daddy of Vistas, but Storybook Trail is a must-see if you're in the Valley.
Written 25 June 2022
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Olesja O.
Brambleton, VA149 contributions
Sep 2021
The trail head is right next to a gorgeous overlook. A bit rocky but mostly flat. Parking was very limited with lots of tow signs everywhere.
Written 27 September 2021
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kayaklady4550
Blacksburg, VA120 contributions
Aug 2021
This is a paved short hike out to an overlook and then back. The forest is pretty and you pass several rock outcrops. Sadly vandals have destroyed most of the interpretive signs.
Written 4 September 2021
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ProfPTJ
Washington DC, DC169 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Worth the brief drive up the mountain and the very short walk for an impressive view of the valley. A short side trip, but a good one.
Written 15 July 2021
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Victor F
Washington DC, DC95 contributions
Apr 2021
If you are NOT a hiker, put Massanutten Storybrook Trail “Overlook” into you GPS--- drive carefully around the narrow hairpin curves up to the overlook parking area. You then have a nice 10-15 minute stroll up a boardwalk path to the overlook. Along the way, you can read informative signs about how the valley used to be an inland sea, etc. There are also nice rock formations along the path--- but please be careful in posing for your photos…!
In the end, the view is truly worth the stroll, though we found a comparable overlook that was easier to access, directly at the Massanutten Resort (but it requires you to go through the resort gates).
Written 17 April 2021
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StacyInDC2012
Alexandria, VA898 contributions
May 2020 • Couples
This trail is great for a walk - not really a hike. It’s a combo of paved and boardwalk and is around a mile long out and back.

While it’s not a true hike it’s got informative signage along the way talking about the rock and how the area formed and the view at the end is amazing. Definitely a great stop when you want a spectacular view without a lot of effort or good for family members who aren’t up for a trial hike.
Written 16 October 2020
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ArtsyGalBaltimore
Maryland635 contributions
Oct 2020
Easy to find this path by simply using a GPS. Since your car does all of the climbing, this trail is very easy with a wide paved path until you reach its end ever so quickly. Unfortunately, we reached the wondrous sight which was veiled in thick fog with no end in sight. Use better timing than we did, and I believe you are in for quite scene of colored trees unfolding.
Written 13 October 2020
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fall987
Sewell, NJ128 contributions
Oct 2020
We really enjoyed this trail. We went around 5 pm and it was not crowded at all. There is a parking lot on the side of the road with a sign identifying it so you know you are in the right place. The trail has a boardwalk or paved area that is flat with a few mild inclines. A family member used a motorized scooter without any difficulty. someone with a walker would not have a problem using that either. There are big boulders perfect for a photo along the way. We also noticed a small clearing with large rocks you could sit on on the trail that looked like a perfect place to stop and relax The outlook at the end is not very large but has a few benches. The view of the mountains is beautiful and serene. We noticed there is a dirt trail at the outlook that some were taking but I don't know where it went
Written 8 October 2020
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