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Did this trail with my Husband in October. The view was incredible. The summit is small and windy but breathtaking. Highly recommend

Beautiful waterfall. Trail can be muddy and slippery. Did this trail in June and no issues with bugs. All up hill on the way back, but can stop and enjoy the view as much as you want. Enjoy!

Awesome! Hiked this trail on a beautiful January morning. Started at about 7:15am on a weekday and had the entire trail to myself. Made it up and back in about 90 min. I am a young, fit, fairly experienced hiker, but this trail is definitely doable for people of different skill levels. In general I would allow 2-3 hours. Garmin tracked 3.65 miles.

Trail was rocky, but nothing crazy. Hiking poles helped me feel secure on slippery sections and rocky downhill sections. Steepest parts were at the beginning, otherwise fairly gradual. Initial section of trail along the east side of the mountain was very slick due to rain the previous night, even some small icy spots as well. As long as you are careful of your footing you should have no issues.

Absolutely gorgeous, expansive views at the top! Awesome reward for a fairly short hike. Was also pleasantly surprised at the amount of views to the east while along the first mile of trail (bare trees help). Would do this trail again!

I LOVE THIS HIKE! This hike can be as easy or as challenging as you want it to be. There’s a relaxing trail that can lead you in or out of the rocks that still gives you an amazing view (for beginners) or for those who like the “fun” way, there is a wicked awesome rock scramble on the way up the mountain. One of my favorite hikes on skyline. It’ll never get old.

Love love love this hike! Super short and easy. A great one for kids and pups on a hot summer day!

Good hike no fishing spots I think there was a error on this.

Awesome hike with great climbing opportunities

Overcast day, but still an enjoyable hike. Nice view.
The trail is rocky with a few steep climbs. Not a well marked trail. Don’t be alarmed if you don’t see a trail marking until reaching a junction. Just pull up this app and find your location on the map.

Loved the trail especially the rock scramble. Amazing views.

Started 2019 with a short hike up Mary’s Rock on New Years Day. Was concerned that Skyline Drive might be closed due to gov’t shutdown. Great hike and well worth the effort to get to the top. The views are fantastic. Recommend good shoes as the trail is rocky and rugged. Lots of parking. Trail head located at the Thornton Gap area just outside Sperryville VA. One of my favorite hikes along the parkway.

Well maintained trail. Beautiful views.

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20 days ago

Really awesome trail. This was my first time completing a rock scramble and I really enjoyed it. Short but challenging hike. Great views.

Beautiful hike. Not too easy and not too hard. The view is worth the effort. Please make sure you wear good footwear. The terrain can get jagged and rugged. Some parts of the path are frozen with ice and snow. I went up on a cold early morning the day after Christmas. Happy New Year!

Long hike down... but amazingly rewarding! The falls are awesome and well worth the hike back up to the trail head.

Such a blast!! I love this little trail. Views are amazing

Traveling counter-clockwise, the first 1/2 mile may be crowded as it's a popular short trail to the Stony Man overlook. Skip that view, though, and continue on the AT to connect up with the Passamaquoddy and amazing overlooks with fewer hikers.

Fun little hike. Didn’t get to see the view due to rain and fog, but I imagine it’s worth it if you want to pause your drive to stretch your legs.

Hiked this real quick at sunset after arriving in the area. So beautiful, quick n easy, and there was nobody else on the trail/at the overlook. No Little Stony Man in sight.... views were spectacular though at the summit

Great hike even in gloomy conditions. The rocks are super slippery when they are wet. Will have to hike it again on a clear day.

Beautiful views throughout. Lots of climbing. We had a blanket of snow so it looked extra magical. Took us just under 2 hours. Great views up top.

We do this trail at least once a month.

Simply Beautiful. Don’t miss it

Logged 3.5 miles from the Upper to the Lower Parking areas. Very nice views along this loop. The Appalachian Trail was very icy in spots.

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1 month ago

Logged 5.5 miles on this hike which included hiking to the top of Dark Hollow Falls and exploring around the Rose River Falls. Nice little loop!

Awesome rock scramble

Nice hike with a moderate inclines.

10-18- We did this hike after we finished old rag and stopped at Skyland to get some snacks. It was really nice with a pretty overlook. It took us about 50 minutes. At 3 PM we passed many other hikers. Not too difficult at any section.

Straight up and down through switchbacks. Definitely tiring on the way up, but the overlook is so worth it. Make sure to have solid footwear with ankle support for the rocky way down.

Chilly weather gave us the trail pretty much to ourselves. Some precarious icy spots-bring sticks if you have them. views along path are wonderful and the view from the top was stunning!! A new favorite hike!!

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1 month ago

Hiked on Thanksgiving. Following the cascading Rose River might be one of my favorite hikes ever!

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