ditto to Casey! Great Hike!

We really enjoyed this hike. Beautiful creek views, forest fauna, flora and more butterflies than you can count in early August. Hard is an accurate rating for this hike, especially the last .6 of a mile to the summit. It was raining when we got there but we could see how great the views would be if it were a clear day. Brought the dog and she loved it. We would recommend this hike, but it is a lot of work so come prepared and ready to have some fun.

This is an outstanding hike, however it is not for the faint of heart. I only recorded the track in one direction so the milage is really more like 7 miles. The elevation gain is 2752. The most important thing to know about this hike is that the AllTrails black dotted line headed to the top of Black Rock is off by a bit. I think there must have been a path there at some point, but we couldn't follow it. There is a well established trail about 1/4 mile to the east, heading towards the Blue Ridge Parkway and then turning left uphill towards the top of the mounting. The sings are easy to follow. The views from the top are amazing! 320 degrees or so.