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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 it was a half empty because it was...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
I grew up hiking SNP and went back the first weekend in October 2018. Still beautiful. Still crowded on weekends with ill prepared people hiking in sneakers and work out clothes, not carrying maps or water and asking how much further to the top. I...More
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...More
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
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
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
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
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. There were steep places but a good mix of easier terrain to rest the knees but still gain ground. The AT route was much more scenic than taking the shorter hike to Mary’s
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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
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 trail.