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We did this hike with our dog last weekend and it was amazing! We got there at 7:30 am on Saturday and got the last actual parking spot in the lot, so definitely get there early. We did the trail up and the fire road back. Trail is definitely more difficult but it’s fun for the way up. The views at the top are absolutely amazing and definitely worth it!

Beautiful views. We took the fire road up and back. Overall took just under 4 hours with breaks and time at the summit. Very crowded in the parking lot, so make sure you get there early so you don’t have to park on the side of the road and get a ticket as I saw others getting.

Good hike for a day trip. We took the fire road up and down because it was easier. I overpacked and should have only carried extra water snacks/food, and layers of clothes. It took is 3 hours or so up and back. Rested at the top for an hour. Beautiful views from the top. The rest of the route had limited views. I got a parking ticket for parking on the side of the highway since the lot was full ($15 fine). Pretty crowded on the trail.

well maintained trail with easy access from the parking lot. Took about 2 hours each way with minimal difficulty and plenty of photographs. The ridge above the main trail is worth walking. Once you make it to the overlook you won't be disappointed even in foggy conditions!

Loved it! I went for a sunset hike in October during peak foliage and it was beautiful! Lots of pretty scenery and rock formations to climb on. Sunrise would be better because the rock at the top faces east. But still super incredible!

hiked up late on Friday. The clouds blocked our view. Camped near Cambell shelter, braved the rain, wind and cold weather and a much better view in the morning.

Didn’t get a chance to do the trail. Cops were ticketing everyone that wasn’t in the parking lot. Going right down the line with tickets. Be careful where you park. Guess I have to find another hike now.

Breathtaking views! Worth the mud and narrow parts of the trail. Steady hike but could use more trail markings.

The most beautiful view!!

I like this hike, a bit long but totally worth it.

What a trail! Fairly short hike but the amount of time you will spend on the cliffs enjoying the many AMAZING views will turn it into a long outing. Views of the bridge, gorge, and river are all spectacular. The cliff walls are very impressive as well with lots of rock climbers on them. One of the best hikes I’ve done this year.

Amazing! Definitely a hike that feels as if you are on top of the world ⛰

One of the best hikes I have been on. My wife and I did this one this morning. Weather was perfect. Definitely gets a little strenuous in the last mile to the top. It’s just a slow and steady climb but so worth the view!

Very pretty area, good for a quick hike. Raven’s Rock was my favorite trail (That’s where everyone gets those cool pictures)

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15 days ago

One of my favorite trails, such an awesome view. Watch for rattlesnakes!

hiking
16 days ago

The number one thing coming from this is to pack water and be prepared to sweat. The walk down was pretty with one spot giving a nice view of the gorge, as you head down you’ll meet the mine which was very interesting. Continuing heading down the 821 1/2 steps (half a step was missing at the beginning so watch out) you’ll be met with the beautiful dilapidated mine site. Now you’ll be met with the toughest obstacle, going all the way up. It’s rough but worth it for the workout burn. Taking this again sometime later.

Beautiful 7.6 mile hike that falls somewhere near moderate difficulty. Parking lot area is on the side of the road, which you must cross to start the hike. Trail follows along next to a fire road most of the way. McAfee Knob is breath taking.

Beautiful!

It was a rainy morning when we went but things had cleared once we arrived. We were able to complete the hike in less than 3 hours, not including our rest at the top. Make sure to start the way up on the regular trail then taking the fire trail down. The trail is a little slippery so hiking boots or sturdy shoes suggested. Great hike and even more amazing views.

Best hike of the year so far for me!!

Really nice trail and fantastic view of Virginia farmland at the top. Highly recommend.

hiking
24 days ago

OMG! This hike is wonderful.. Pretty easy. Guaranteed beauty. Make sure you make it to Diamond Point.

very nice, moderate hike. we did the AP up and the fire road back which took about 4.5 hours. Fire road much easier path. I like the sort stretches of steep elevation change and then nice meandering paths between. Wonderful views at the top. definitely worth it. we started about 8:45 and parking lot full. ar 1:30 when we finished it was a zoo in the parking lot.

This trail is worth some of the mud and trekking through the rhododendrons. the outlooks are amazing, all of them. I went on a cool 46 degree overcast Saturday and it was still worth it. definitely go check this one out for the awesome views.

This is the classic AT trail in Virginia and a great one at that. A little muddy in parts due to recent rain, but trail was great. Jammed on a beautiful fall Saturday, but that’s to be expected. Made it to the top in about two hours (solo hiker, light load). About the same back (took it a little slower). A must do.

One of the Iconic stops on the AT. good hike not too difficult. Fire road gives easy access up and back, but highly recommend Tinker Cliffs also.

hiking
1 month ago

Great easy hike with a fantastic view at the end! It’s relatively easy, trail ground ranging from large gravel to mud to dry ground with some roots. Hiking in it is mostly a slight downhill grade which creates a slightly more difficult return. There is also a pretty steep incline up to the summit but it isn’t too lengthy! Definitely good for anyone wanting a short hike!

Check out the photos I uploaded for the treat you are in for at the top!

Did this with my sons... it was a well marked trail, and we didn’t get lost or turned around as I tend to do! Take plenty of water and watch out for copperheads. We saw a big one that blended in perfectly with the sand on the trail.

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