Mary's Rock Summit Trail, Shenandoah National Park

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  • There are two parking for this trail. I parked at Spring Meadow parking (mile 33,5) which is a shorter distance than the other one (this one is 2.7 miles) Parking is very small, probably 8-9 cars but ...  more »
  • We were told by a local that we should do this hike. We are not hikers (in our early 50’s) but we decided to try it. Path is rocky and was a bit muddy when we went due to recent rain. It took us about...  more »
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  • We hiked up to Mary's Rock from Panorama at Thornton Gap. The hike is a little under 4 miles round trip along the Appalachian Trail and moderate in difficulty. Hiking to the summit, it's all uphill for 2 miles, but a moderate ascent with no super steep sections. Near the top, a marked turn leads to an overlook near the summit. Great views from here of Thornton Gap and Skyline Drive far below. To reach the actual summit, climb up the rocks at the overlook to make it to the top. There's a shorter route to get up here as well, but I haven't hiked that way.
  • Another beautiful part of the skyline drive. This tunnel was the biggest challenge for the construction of the road, crossing it explains why. You are basically going through the mountain without even noticing. They did a great job! Highly recommend doing the whole drive of skyline, but if you can't, at least make it through the tunnel.
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