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Massanutten Storybook Trail (Fall Foliage Hike)

During a hiking trip to West Virginia and Virginia, we stopped by the Massanutten Storybook Trail, which is a short hiking trail in the Massanutten Mountain, west of the mountains in the Shenandoah National Park.

The hiking path to get to the overlook is paved and only about a quarter mile long, so it's great for families with small children. Along the way to the outlook and past the outlook are some nice spots that require a bit of climbing to get a good view.

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Massanutten Story Book Trail with Fall Foliage.

Massanutten Story Book Trail - In the background, you can see the Shenandoah Mountains.

This is what part of trail right before the overlook looks like...

With a paved trail and a setup like this, the Massanutten Story Book Trail is a really easy hike.

With a paved trail and a setup like this, the Massanutten Story Book Trail is a really easy hike.

The access road to the trail is somewhat hidden and looks more like a driveway than anything else. The road itself is curvy and shows some beautiful foliage...

View at the road from my trusty old Benz.

View at the road from my trusty old Benz.

They city you overlook from the trail is Luray, VA, which is also worth a visit, not only for the Luray Caverns, but also for the Luray Singing Tower pictured below...

Luray Singing Tower - Located across the street from the Luray Caverns.

Luray Singing Tower - Located across the street from the Luray Caverns.