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Mary's Rock Summit Trail

Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, VA
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stop and climb the rock

A great view. you can stand on top of the rocks and take some awesome picture. Plenty of nature... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Michael A
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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
Take A Hike for Great Views

My son and I began our hike from the Meadow Spring parking area. The trailhead is across Skyline... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Larry T
,
Milford, Delaware
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“parking lot” (12 reviews)
“great hike” (10 reviews)
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Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great view. you can stand on top of the rocks and take some awesome picture. Plenty of nature around you.

Thank Michael A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son and I began our hike from the Meadow Spring parking area. The trailhead is across Skyline Drive from the parking area which is at milepost 33.5. The first .6 of a mile is a moderate ascent to the Appalachian Trail. Along the way...More

Thank Larry T
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

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!

Thank phoxtrot
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

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

4  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 15 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 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 CoastalCode
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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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Mg1180
4 July 2017|
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Response from CoastalCode |
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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