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After deciding to start hiking, which I had not did in a very long time , I was unsure what easy would be. However as a person who spent most days on the couch , this hike was a good first hike. The only thing I would add is if the road is closed and you hike the road to the trail be prepared to take on a moderate hike.

very rocky, but worth the hike to the top. Great views, have done this hike 5 times and still look forward to doing it again.

This is not an easy hike, moderate to difficult is more realistic.

22 days ago

Alot of trees down on the trail.

Went in January and it was super muddy and icy but the summit made it worth it! Beautiful views!

Cool short hike. We went 1/21/18 the lake was still frozen. Stocked trout fishing available (requires special license) several ppl fishing. I’m not 100% sure what trail we took. I think we did Lake loop on one side and the Cliff/overlook on the other. Some elevation on the overlook side but no spectacular view (no actual “overlook” or “cliff”) overall it was a fun loop. Dogs were allowed on leashes. Moderately trafficked for January. Park was closed and no payment required to get to where we hiked.

Great hike. It's not to hard, my 6 year old did it juat fine. the views at the over look are beautiful.

Great hike

From Rockfish Gap I hiked to Mayo’s Homeplace and back to Rockfish Gap. Mild 50 degrees and light rain after first hour. Good moderate pace,with slippery spots.

off road driving
1 month ago

This is a great trail with anything from rocks to mud. However if you are concerned about scatching your vehicle I would not recommend this trail. As others have mentioned it gets very narrow in places. I have a 2017 Toyota Tacoma and it rubbed on both sides in many places. Didn't bother me since this is what I bought the Off road addition for (and white). One of the few trails in VA available to the public.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Fantastic hike, and great views at the peak. Though, as many others have said: that last quarter/half mile is not easy in the least. Very high grade with a small amount of places to stop to catch one's breath.

Other than that, it's a fantastic trail.

1 month ago

Cold day (17F) with a light layer of snow. Well kept trail with worthwhile view at the top. Nice way to end 2017.

awesome hike with great views, it earns its 'hard' rating at the top

off road driving
1 month ago

I went on this trail on December 28th with a frigid temperature of 9 degrees. I enjoyed this trail. The trail is very rocky, I wouldn't recommend bringing a vehicle that is not lifted on this trail. Several areas have mountain laurels growing into the trail. If you care about your paint, don't take this trail. The trail is plenty wide with no tight spots with trees.

Note that the trail is closed from January 1st to March 30th.

Went with wife and three year old daughter. We held her hand the majority of the time, but she was able to complete the majority of the trail with minimal whining, until about half a mile out back to the bottom. The views were great, especially at the top. We hiked several days before Christmas and there were about 5-7 families on the trail during the 3 hours we spent there. I am sure it's probably much more traffic during the spring and summer months.

1 month ago

Could not find starting point of this trail. Got to point where three gates were all open and no signage of where this trail started. Maps provided on post were very large in scope, but not small enough to show this trail. Hiked a mile or so south on cedar creek trail 1725/FDR 88 turned around and returned to three road split point.

1 month ago

One of my absolute favorite hikes!

It was ok didn't see the falls went to the end and didn't see nothing.

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