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Mary's Rock Summit Trail

Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Ewing, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I would say this is a medium difficulty hike, I see some say on here that it is easy, since the hike is mostly uphill I definitely would not rate that as easy. The hike was worth the views at the top, I think it only took me 2 hours round trip.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

People really hype up this hike (they say easy and well worth it). Well, it is easy... but it's just a good bit of walking for not much of a reward. If you like the act of walking then it is short, but when you consider the view from the top is not as good as the view from some... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I recently visited his trail, with my friends for the labor day weekend. Its ideal in the sense that it can be rated as an eay trail, although the distance is 3.5 miles + for round trip. We happened to catch some awesome weather too, and the view from the top was worth the effort. Also, some rocks up there... More

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The hike states it takes 3.5 hrs to complete-round trip. However, the trails are not bad and can be hiked at a fast pace. It only took us maybe 2 hrs, but we did go fast due to hunger! The view it totally worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Steep grade, but easy hike for active people! Well worth the walk up... Flat on top which makes it perfect to have lunch and relax overlooking the gully!! Gorgeous views, many hawks!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Great afternoon hike, beautiful view. Good intro to the park as it is close to the northern end. Typical Shenandoah hike -- uphill in, then down hill out. No major rock scrambles except at peak.

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Great Falls, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This hike is a good introduction to Shenandoah National Park. The trailhead is right after (on the right going south) the Thornton Gap Entrance Station. I would rate the hike as Moderate---there is a lot of rock and elevation gain going up to Mary's Rock.

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

It's a really steep hike up, but wow is it worth it. It's got gorgeous views of the entire Shenandoah Valley, and if it's foggy, there's this surreal feeling of watching the world disappear in front of you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

A little steep, a little rocky, some straight stretches, some narrow passages, but very doable in about 3 to 3-1/2 hours.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Enjoyed this hike. 360 degree view. Definitely worth hiking and not too difficult. Definitely go on a nice day!

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