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This spot is the goal for most of the hikers that park at either Thorton Gap or Meadow Spring Trail. Mary's Rock is an amazing view point overlooking Thorton Gap and Skyline Drive. This is the perfect spot to eat your packed lunch and take in the view. There are also lots of rock outcroppings nearby to explore. Keep an eye out for eagles and hawks on this high point.

Short Hike: 1.4 miles on Meadow Spring Trail and the Appalachian Trail AT one way.

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James Feather

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Jul 7, 2019
Adam Reif
Jun 22, 2019
Meg Lane
Apr 17, 2019
Eddo Vegas
First hike with Leandro and Yalu!
Apr 12, 2019
Pollyanne Tang
Part of back up plan. Hike #1 of #2 (#2 was dickey ridge)
Mar 7, 2019
Kate H
Pretty snowy/icy, but great hike
Jan 27, 2019
Kate E
Jan 27, 2019
Ethan B
1130-1345. Hike with Kate. Cold, 36 degrees Fahrenheit. Picked up about 3 lbs of trash for Grounds Keepers. Nice, easy hike.
Nov 12, 2018
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