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My first time back to the Shenandoah’s in more than 20 years and the Mary’s Rock summit did not disappoint. Fun hike, and the view at the top was literally breathtaking. It was possibly a combination of beauty and the fact that the wind chill was -10, but breathtaking nonetheless. A hike my kids would love in the summer. Can’t wait to go back.

Great views with pretty minimal effort. Several spots along the way to stop for snacks or lunch and enjoy the scenery.

we were disappointed that the description I'd vague. more hills than thought.

Loved this trail. Only went to the summit, so out and back was under four miles.

Overall, a really great hike in mid-October. The leaves make the descent a little slippery and uneven but as long as you are attentive it shouldn't be an issue.

Highly recommend this short day hike. Can be done in under 2 hours at a moderate pace with a short rest at the top. It’s a beautiful shaded walk up hill and includes part of the Appalachian Trail. Bring some water with you. We wore hiking boots, but it could definitely be done in sneakers. The view from the top is beautiful- pretty spectacular especially considering how quickly you can get there.

great trail, I was there today for hike with my dog and we both enjoyed it. the leaves are making the trail a bit more slippery, it's very rocky so use good shoes. the views are beautiful!

Nice in/out hike. Obviously the first half is all uphill, but not too steep. The view from the top is awesome. On the day we hiked it, the clouds were down in the valleys and hollows so it made for some great views. It felt like we were looking out an airplane window.

The trail is really rocky, so wear good shoes, preferably hiking boots.

We got there early so not many people, but on the way back to the car at 11am, there was a non-stop flow of people headed up the trail.

This is a nice trail with some great views, especially from the top of Mary's Rock. The trail goes uphill about 1.8 miles from the Panorama parking lot to Mary's Rock. From there, we headed further south to the Bird's Nest Shelter before heading back to the parking lot. We did about 7 miles of the 9.6 mile out-and-back mapped out here.

A much easier way to the top of Old Rag, this is a gradual climb up a fire road from the junction at the old Old Rag parking area. Not as fun but still gets you there to some absolutely spectacular views. There are switchbacks to get you to the top as the elevation change is the same, just over a much longer and flatter ascent.

The first half of the hike was challenging, and overall it was a very good hike. Not much in the way of scenery except for one section, but I enjoyed it as a straightforward day hike.

Poorly maintained trail. We hiked through tall grass for a good part of and had to break through spider webs the whole way!

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4 months ago

Like most I did the Jermy's run and Knob Mountain loop as a quick over night backpacking trip. Jeremys Run was an easy trek perfect for a day hike out and back, took us about 2 hours to get to the Knob Mountain start. You're feet will get wet, we did this in the pouring rain and the creek crossings were very shallow but rocks are extremely slippery leading to toes and heels dipping in. Knob Mountain is a pretty intense uphill switch back for the first 3.3 miles, if you aren't in good condition you will have a hard time getting up there. The walk down was easy and quick. Took the cutoff trail back to Jeremys run which was a nice rocky downhill with one more creek crossing before heading back up the uphill Jeremy's Run entrance.

This trail is moderate to strenous and straight up.  The trail itself is very nice and shaded.  There are some nice views along the way and the summit is cool look out. It is a rocky trail so your feet might hurt some.

Nice walk in the woods. That's about it.

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

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.

Easy access from the Thornton Gap entrance of Shenandoah. Plentiful parking, and the directions from AllTrails take you right there. The hike is short and relatively easy - uphill for the first 1/2 or so, but there are plenty of natural and manmade "stairs."

The path itself wasn't too crowded, but there were a bunch of people at the top. A bit before the actual summit there's an outcropping off to the side - would recommend setting up for a break there if you can.

Overall, great hike and beautiful views. I would do it again.

Be sure to catch this one on a not-so-foggy day. Great views.

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