Marys Rock North Trail

MODERATE 41 reviews
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Marys Rock North Trail is a 9.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sperryville, VA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.6 miles 2954 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

walking
1 month ago

Nice hike, the beginning half is mostly upward so it can be difficult if you're not very active or in great shape. The actual overlook was kind of crowded so that took away from it a bit but luckily my girlfriend and I found a nice rock along the way that had a similar view and was solitary so we were able to enjoy it and take it all in.

1 month ago

awesome hike

hiking
2 months ago

Such an amazing trail. Super easy to hike and views are just

hiking
2 months ago

I hit this trail this morning at sunrise and felt like I was the only person in the world—I certainly was the only person on the trail. Pretty easy hike with a rewarding view. Definitely a must do

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

My first Shenandoah hike and it was great! Hot and humid day but the canopy cover along the hike helped a ton. Great views from the top and definitely worth adding to the list.

4 months ago

great trail. almost saw a bear....some lady said it was ahead but we missed it.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful view. Nicely kept trail, markers all in good condition.
This trail is dog friendly however I opted not to bring them on this hike as it was a hot day and as far as I could tell their were. O creeks along the way. Glad I did that there was only one tiny creek halfway up.
Also this trail is 3.7 miles not 3 that Alltrails says. So be aware. We expected to be at the top and it kept going! Overall very nice view. It was a great hike to take a friend of mine whom it was his first hike.

hiking
5 months ago

Wonderful hike where you're climbing upwards almost the entire time. We didn't get to take in the view, as a dense fog had covered the summit, but we're looking forward to hiking this again sometime.

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike. Date: 4/3/2016

hiking
6 months ago

Love Mary's rock. I don't consider it as difficult but rather moderate. Often see bears on this trail

hiking
7 months ago

Great and simple out and back with great views at the top.

7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Fun hike during spring break. Great to be able to take our dog.

9 months ago

This was a fun and very popular trail when we went yesterday. The view at the top was just breath taking.

10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Great trail that leads to a breathtaking view of the park (out of all the trails we went on, I definitely think this one offered the best scenic vista). A few things to note before you do this hike, though: NPS rated this as "moderate," but I would argue it better fits under the "moderately strenuous" (hard) rating - be ready for a workout on the ascent. It took us about ~50-55min to reach the summit, all of which was pretty much uphill. Definitely worth it, though. The trail was very well maintained - while it got rocky at parts, it's nothing that you can't manage. Wear hiking boots and bring water. Definitely will be revisiting this one in the future.

11 months ago

Great hike. Short but somewhat steep on way up. Excellent views from the top and good views on the way up. Would recommend continuing past Mary's Rock on the AT, as there are additional great outlooks along the way.