Sat, Oct 14|
Hike: Mary’s Rock / Pinnacles Overlook, SNP, VA
If you took a poll of DC-area hikers on their favorite panoramic viewpoint in Shenandoah, Mary’s Rock might well be the winner.
Time & Location
Oct 14, 2023, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM EDT
Mary's Rock, Mary's Rock, Virginia 22835, USA
About the Event
$36 plus park fee or pass. Long hike: 9½ mi., 2800 ft. ascent. Moderate hike: 8½ mi., 1500 ft. ascent.
See why today as we ascend to the rocky overlook southbound on the Appalachian Trail from Thornton Gap on Rt.211. After taking in the view and passing several other viewpoints, we turn on the Meadow Springs Trail and then the Hazel Mtn. Trail. From the latter, moderate hikers take the Catlett Spur and Hannah Run Trails to the Pinnacles Overlook on the Skyline Drive. Long hikers reach the overlook via a longer route on the Catlett Mtn. and Hannah Run Trails.