Humpback Rocks Recreation Area is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lyndhurst, Virginia 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.
dogs on leash
Easy hike up to a beautiful rock outcropping. Lots of families on the trail. Stick to the blue marks on the trees and you should have no problem navigating. up and back took us 1 hr 20 min. We are in good shape but not athletes.
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
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.
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.
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.
Absolutely amazing. Quickest hike I've done but so amazing. Be careful on the rocks at the top.
Awesome short hike, good for 95% of people. Some steep rough spots but nothing that a novice couldn't complete. Loved it
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.