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Mary's Rock Summit Trail

Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Plan for 2 - 3 hours of hiking with some difficulty.

The uphill grade is rewarded with a scenic view at Mary's Rock. Be sure to have enough water... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
MB M
Beautiful Hike/Climb!

This is a great hike up to the summit, but it is a bit of a challenge. The path is quite rocky... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LittleLinda99
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Sewell, New Jersey
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“parking lot” (11 reviews)
“two hours” (3 reviews)
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Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The uphill grade is rewarded with a scenic view at Mary's Rock. Be sure to have enough water. Returning downhill is quicker but requires careful footing.

Thank MB M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great hike up to the summit, but it is a bit of a challenge. The path is quite rocky and you need to take care not to slip, especially as you come back down. I understand there is another route that is...More

Thank LittleLinda99
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

This is a nice class 1 trail (easy). Ample parking at trailhead and a fairly busy route. No water available at any point except trailhead. This route is an out and back that can be extended easily by turning off onto the Appalachian Trail. No...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Okay, this trail isn’t for just anyone. It’s a steep hike up that gives you no break. We would ask hikers coming down, “how much further?”. No matter where in the hike we were we kept hearing “about an hour”. But when you make it...More

Thank Bigsurwildflower
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We wanted to make a day of it and weren’t sure of our capabilities. Instead of the most direct route to Mary’s trail, we parked near jewel where there was an actual parking lot. Made our way about 50 yd north into the AT entrance....More

Thank MiVidaLocaContigo
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

This trail is moderate to strenous and straight up.  The trail itself is very nice and shaded.  There are some nice views along the way and the summit is cool look out. It is a rocky trail so your feet might hurt some.

Thank GregTrav28
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

The hike is quite challenging as the terrain is rough and extremely steep. It is straight up and straight back down. It is not necessarily a pretty Trail to hike however the view from the top is outstanding. We packed a lunch and ate at...More

Thank Deborah S
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

We took the Meadow Spring trail to the AT, then to the summit trail, which is apparently the shortest route. It was a good hike. We did run into a Black bear on this trail, as our intention was to go up for the sunset...More

Thank Margie895
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

We hiked this trail on the 4th of July with our two dogs - an 85 lb GoldenDoodle and a 35 lb labradoodle.The terrain on the trail and the climb up was challenging but definitely doable. We made it to the top in less than...More

Thank KevinAndLauraS
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Reviewed 10 June 2017

The terrain on this hike was varied: lots of switchbacks, rocks, and tree roots to pay attention to. The views were well worth it. It seemed every time we turned a corner, we had something lovely to see. The view at the top was breathtaking....More

Thank AER22
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Mg1180
4 July 2017|
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Response from MiVidaLocaContigo |
There is plenty of parking at jewel and we had no worries leaving our vehicle there for a few hours as we hiked the long route to Mary’s rock! We took the AT to Mary’s rock trail which was a little over 3 miles to the rock... More
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vickitex
30 May 2016|
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Response from majshanman | Reviewed this property |
Not at all. There are some nice rock outcroppings that you can climb for about 3-4 meters of more altitude if you do want to have a little fun, but you’ll just come back down at the same location unless you intend to go off... More
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