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blowdown
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over grown
4 days ago

The AT is overgrown in some parts, very easy inclines with the exception of the switchbacks on the AT over great hike, 3 overlooks

Great trail. The last .2 miles to the falls was challenging for the 12yr old dog that was with us but still very doable. Nice spots by the falls to sit and relax. Took us 3hrs even with a 30 min stop going a moderately pace. Remember bug spray this time of the year. Perfect day hike.

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rocky
8 days ago

We didn't review the elevation changes so it was quite a workout for us. The falls area was a beautiful respite.

Very cool looking trail. Only hiked about 1/2 mile into it before a black bear encounter. The bear ran further down the trail so it was in our best interest to turn back.

Great views at the end makes this uphill trek worth it. Bring some good packed lunch n lots of water, electrolytes n protein shake. Lot of people on tr. Sunscreen n good hiking boots needed.

hiking
11 days ago

camped 2 nites at waterfall. never heard frogs so loud. butterflies in the morning where ever some one urinated. smoldering leaves kept the mosquito at bay.

Hiked this trail 7/3/19. Note for future hikers: the last turn in the directions to this trail would take you down a private road. Park just before that turn (there is only space for a few vehicles) and then walk down Hungry Horse. There aren't any signs for the trail until you get to the trailhead which is clearly marked. Excellent hike, I am active but this was my first hike of the season and I found it physically demanding. Very little traffic, my dog and I only saw two other pairs of hikers all day. Stream crossings were no more than knee deep and mostly crossable by rockhopping, but you do have to get wet a couple times. Wonderful views when you get to the top of the ridge, the climb is worth it. Cave falls is phenomenal, and so peaceful. Make sure to do a tick check, I found one and myself and two on my dog and we used tick repellant spray.

Ridgeline gets pretty windy, so be sure to bring extra warmth! The trail also gets a bit rocky so be sure to bring good shoes.

A friend and I hiked Mary’s rock yesterday. It was a nice moderate hike with a good view. We started at 8am and saw no one on our way up. Once at the top with met a few folks, after being up there for 20 minutes about 30 others made it to the top. Not a large viewing space up there. I recommend going early as it is well travelled and may be busy.

My boyfriend and I hiked this trail today and had an amazing time. The elevation climb is definitely challenging, but the view at the summit is well worth the agony. We highly recommend this trail for those that are moderately in shape and don’t mind climbing steep elevations with a lot of loose rocks.

hiking
22 days ago

Nice trail. Beware of the last .2 miles to get to the pretty waterfall though. Very steep steps aka rocks. Take a walking stick!

fun hike. lots of steep ups + downs. closer to 12.5-13 miles

It was a great view but perhaps not worth the effort to go and return from the buck hollow lot. I liked that the trail was not too busy. Mary’s rock was busy but we got a chance to check out the top. I accidentally left the app recording while we drove off so the stats are very wrong now.

If you want a good starting point that won't be crowded, start at the Piney Ridge Parking area near Rattlesnake point. When you enter the parking area you will see a Trail Bulliten Board on the left. Park and walk back up to it to start the loop. I recommend printing or getting a screenshot of the directions for this trail off of HikingUpwards.com The directions are clear and easy to use. Just search for Piney Ridge Trail to Hogback Mountain, or something along those lines. The first 4 miles is easy peasy. Some decent views. A nice stream crossing. A few camping areas. There are tons of side trails and alternate routes which is why it's good to have a topo and directions. Just after 4 miles and some wicked orienteering, you should reach Little Hogback Mountain overlook. It's a small area that could be easily missed. It will be on the right side of the trail. Theres some boulders to stand on to get a good shot of what's to come. Big Hogback Mountain. The next mile and a half is the hardest part of the trail. Fairly steep uphill grade eventually turns into even steeper switch backs. But it gets you to the top of Hogback quickly. Great work out for sure. Once you get to the point where you cross the Skyline drive, don't walk up to the overlook where cars can pull off, instead cross the road and continue on the trail. Shortly after crossing you will go even higher up. There are a few clearings to the right with some more boulders you can climb on to get an awesome shot without the road in the pic. Probably 270 degrees or so. From here the rest of the trail is mostly downhill with some more side trails to explore. I'm assuming the Falls trails after the big parking lot is probably going to be the most crowded side trail, since it's only a 6 mile out and back. Past the parking lot you will continue down the AT until you reach that 4 way I mentioned earlier. This time you simply take a right and you end up back at the bulliten board where we started. Enjoy!

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rocky
1 month ago

We hiked it on a sunny 70 deg day. The trail is well defined, and well shaded until the overlook. It was rockier than other stretches of the AT that I’ve hiked in SNP, but not too bad. It’s a steady climb that will give you a workout, but not excessively strenuous. The view from the top is spectacular. And there’s a little bit of rock scrambling you can choose whether you want to do at the overlook. It was really crowded at the overlook the day we hiked, but it was Saturday, and free admission weekend. I expect you might have it to yourself on a weekday, and a more reasonable crowd on a normal weekend.

Spent a gorgeous day hiking Mary’s Rock. An excellent payoff. A bit steep at first, but turns to a gradual incline. Brought our kids and dog, all enjoyed. Buggy at the top, but the breeze helps. Only thing we would change is — we would bring two cold beers to enjoy with the view!

This is a long uphill climb and the trail is about 80% uneven rock but the view at the top is beautiful... in my opinion it's the best summit in the park. I am older and overweight so the climb was hard for me but fortunately there were numerous natural seats (boulders and logs) for sitting all along the trail and that really helped a lot. I would honestly say that if you were going to do only one hike in Shenandoah N.P. then this should be the one. Plenty of parking and a great place at the summit for hanging out for a while.

Not a bad hike. Added trace loop to put a few more miles in. Not too many people out this weekend. A few decent views. Was looking for something less traveled than Old Rag. This fit the bill. The road on the map listed as Jinny is really Keyser. GPS signal was decent. I would consider doing it again maybe add a few other side trails.

Pretty easy for most of the trail until you get to a stairway to heaven! Definitely a butt kicker on the way up the mountain, plenty of spots that you think you've made it but you haven't just yet. Then at the end it's a steep descent to get to the cave which is only a reminder that you'll have to get back up to go back the other way. Didn't plan the best and ended up having to stay the night but we were prepared enough to make it work. Handful of other hikers stayed the night. Great trail!

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rocky
1 month ago

nice rocky spots and lots of photo ops for such a small trail

backpacking
over grown
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Great trail for backpacking. A little over grown and lightly used in some areas. Lots of great stream crossings- bring water shoes if you do the full loop.

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