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Great trail!

There are two parking for this trail. I parked at Spring Meadow parking (mile 33,5) which is a... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2018
washington dc
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Not a hiker but I did it

We were told by a local that we should do this hike. We are not hikers (in our early 50’s) but we... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Diane N
Hillsborough, NJ
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Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Diane N
Reviewed 14 October 2018

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

Thank HappyHikerGirl
Reviewed 10 September 2018

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

Thank jmpncsu
Reviewed 20 July 2018

A great view. you can stand on top of the rocks and take some awesome picture. Plenty of nature around you.

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 15 July 2018

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

1  Thank Larry T
Reviewed 3 May 2018

The main road that goes through Shenandoah National park provides great opportunities for incredible views of the mountain range. I highly recommend that you take the drive!

1  Thank phoxtrot
Reviewed 3 May 2018

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

4  Thank John4101
Reviewed 16 April 2018

The uphill grade is rewarded with a scenic view at Mary's Rock. Be sure to have enough water. Returning downhill is quicker but requires careful footing.

Thank MB M
Reviewed 14 April 2018

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

1  Thank LittleLinda99
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17 October 2018|
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Response from HappyHikerGirl | Reviewed this property |
There is no drone flying in any of the National Parks. Google it.
3 July 2017|
Response from CoastalCode |
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
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Response from majshanman | Reviewed this property |
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