Humpback Rocks Recreation Area

MODERATE 112 reviews

Humpback Rocks Recreation Area is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lyndhurst, VA and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.6 miles 823 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

rocky

13 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

loved it.. here is some info i hope helps that I couldn't find where I went.
*drive past visors center 1/2m, turn left, no sign into 20 space paved lot.
*kiosk board on left side of lot, read it. the humpback rocks are .8m behind sign, follow blue marks on tree.
*benches along the way in. steep at times, trial is dirt, rocks & steps leading up. can be slick.
*took 1 hr or so up, 30 to 45 to come down.
*same path up as down, unless you do a 4.2m loop
*walking stick helps on way down
*go early in the day, gets busy quick. week day preferred hike

enjoy the hike , well worth it

hiking
29 days ago

Hiked this trail 2 weekends ago with my 8 and 5 y.o boys. My 8 y.o previously made this hike without issue a year prior. My 5 y.o made it up for the first time by himself. Great weather. Great views. Went on a Sunday at 11am. Lots of traffic on the trail but was a great outing.

1 month ago

This hike a little steep for a beginner. It is dog and child friendly but not for someone who is out of shape. However it has a wonderful view at the top and the hike down is fairly easy.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a moderately strenuous hike that is almost entirely uphill to the top. The upper half of the trail is pretty much a rock climb. The path is well-defined and there are steps made out of rocks, but it's challenging. The view from the top is a magnificent view of the valley below depending on the weather.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely amazing. Quickest hike I've done but so amazing. Be careful on the rocks at the top.

backpacking
1 month ago

Awesome short hike, good for 95% of people. Some steep rough spots but nothing that a novice couldn't complete. Loved it

hiking
1 month ago

Very short but very steep hike to rocks. There are a few things to see past the rocks but we didn't go past them. Don't let the distance fool you, it's a great workout! The view is more than worth the climb.

hiking
2 months ago

This is my favorite hiking trail. It's great for all levels of hikers.
It's short enough to do when you have a couple hours to spare, and challenging enough that you'll never get bored whether it's your 1st or 100th time climbing.
My now 4 year old has made this hike, without being carried, many times over the past 2 years. It is definitely kid friendly.

There's also a black bear living close by who we see at the top about once a year. Don't worry, I've never heard about him being a nuisance. Just keep your distance and let him be :)

And of course, the views are spectacular. On clear days or foggy it is absolutely worth the hike.

2 months ago

Very very nice. Not super difficult. Beautiful rocks at the top

2 months ago

2 months ago

Hard trail for a beginner, but so rewarding to reach the top and see those views!!

2 months ago

Favorite hike so far. The trail up was so much fun even though it was difficult. Scenery along the way up the best. Very windy at the top and scrambling over the Rock to sit and take pics was a little spooky

2 months ago

2 months ago

it's a wonderful short hike with gorgeous views; slightly longer & immensely better hike if you go up the back way (on the AT).

hiking
2 months ago

I've done this hike twice with my wife. 750 ft. in half a mile is intense, but the view at the top is so worth it.

hiking
3 months ago

Steep. Great view.

hiking
3 months ago

Great view when you get to the top well worth the hike up.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike, very steep, 1 mile climb, but the views at the top are worth it. Very heavily traveled with lots of kids and dog friendly. Close parking. Rock outcropping at the top is small and can get very crowded.