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Mary's Rock Summit Trail

Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Stalybridge, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

One of those walks that seems to be going nowhere and then....bang, a view to die for. Persevere, it's well worth the effort

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Pittsburgh, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

First impressions are important. This was our first hike in Shenandoah and if left me with a great first impression of the aformentioned park. I would classify the trail as moderate (rocky sections and moderate grade) but not too difficult. At the top Mary's rock provided us with a view of the clouds beautifully streaming past.

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Vienna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We hiked up from Skyline Drive via the Meadow Spring Trail. It's not a tough hike, but legs and lungs are required. The views are mostly of Appalachian forest before the summit. Note - On the way back, it is very easy to miss the marker for Meadow Spring Trail.

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Gainesville, FL
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32 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The length of the hike was a good workout. The summit feels farther than it is on the trail with not much to see along the way. The summit has a nice clearing that presents good rock formations to further climb and explore. The (overlook) view is nice but not as breathtaking as often written. The upper rocks of the... More 

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Washington, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We hiked around 3.5 miles to an outcropping of rocks overlooking the valley. It was very pretty once we got there. There is some rock scrambling toward the end. There isn't much of a view on the way there so not sure I would recommend this trail.

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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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