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Mary's Rock Summit Trail

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Address: Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Worth the climb up!

The view is spectacular! Worth the climb! I promise! Must Do when visiting Shenandoah National Park. Make sure to set aside a few hours, bring water/granola bars, and definitely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Falls Church, Virginia
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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The view is spectacular! Worth the climb! I promise! Must Do when visiting Shenandoah National Park. Make sure to set aside a few hours, bring water/granola bars, and definitely use hiking shoes/boots!

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

nice trail with some good views, check locally because has been closed by slides in past...easy trail often very crowded, as always have sweater/rain gear/snacks/water just in case walked it many times

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A very scenic hike in Shenandoah park, although from Thornton Gap, it's quite a hike up. Nice views from the top.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This is a very typical Shenandoah hike where you end up on some big rocks with a spectacular vista overlooking the surrounding mountains. This really is a great hike. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is that it's a much longer and harder trail than some of the others with very similar views. For example, Stony Man and... More 

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Popular hike in Northern portion of the park, good length and pretty views. Weekends can be crowded, try to go on a week day!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This hike is 1.8 miles to get to the rock and 1.8 to get back to the parking area. There is a bathroom at the parking area, which is clean and well-lit. It took us 1 hour to get up and 1 hour to get down, not including time we spent relaxing at the rock. The trail is well-maintained. It... More 

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Hamilton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

one of the more challenging hikes in SNP, but the views at the top are definitely worth the effort! Go on a weekday if possible when there are fewer hikers.

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great view, not too far, but enough difficulty to make it a fulfilling challenge for the amateur hiker. About two hours round trip.

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Stalybridge, United Kingdom
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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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Address: Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, VA
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Shenandoah National Park

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