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Mary's Rock Summit Trail

Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Great scenic views

The main road that goes through Shenandoah National park provides great opportunities for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
phoxtrot
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Pacific Grove, California
Tips for hiking Mary's Rock trail

This is a great trail for a day hike. A few tips: Unless things have changed recently, you can... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
John4101
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Arlington, Virginia
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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 3 weeks ago

The main road that goes through Shenandoah National park provides great opportunities for incredible views of the mountain range. I highly recommend that you take the drive!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great trail for a day hike. A few tips: Unless things have changed recently, you can park at the trailhead without a park permit. To do so, you pass under the Skyline Drive bridge on US 211 (coming from Washington) and turn...More

1  Thank John4101
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

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 14 April 2018

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

1  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

Thank majshanman
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Reviewed 30 November 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

1  Thank Margie895
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Mg1180
3 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
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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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