Marys Rock via Appalachian Trail (North Approach)

MODERATE 86 reviews
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Marys Rock via Appalachian Trail (North Approach) is a 9.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sperryville, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2933 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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1 month ago

Very scenic view at top, fairly easy in and out hike to the top.

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1 month ago

It's a shaded trail so long distance hiking isn't too bad. Definitely wear shoes with good ankle support or coming back down would be challenging.

From Paranoma upper parking lot we went to Mary's Rock then Pinnacle area. Also stopped at the Mary's Rock tunnel.

There's a nice overlook at the top of Pinnacle and then it goes down to the picnic area. So if you don't want to hike more than 10 miles, turn back when you reach to the overlook area.

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2 months ago

Great hike with wonderful views.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Pretty nice trail with some great views. Bumped into quite a few people along the way but it wasn't enough to make it feel crowded or ruin the overall peacefulness.

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5 months ago

This was a beautiful trail to hike. It is quite strenuous with the grade even more so when it is snow covered, but the views make it worth it!

5 months ago

great hike great views!

6 months ago

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