Blackrock Summit Via Trayfoot Mountain and Appalachian Trail

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Blackrock Summit Via Trayfoot Mountain and Appalachian Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Crozet, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.1 miles
187 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly




nature trips

rock climbing

trail running




wild flowers



over grown



2 months ago

It was a surprisingly great trail that has a rock scramble that allows for a bit longer and less traversed hike to meet back with Trayfoot trail. Took three kids and a dog, all loved it and it was pretty easy. Hawskbill is my favorite Skyline Drive hike but this is a close second.

7 months ago

Quick hike, awesome view at the end. A 360 view if the mountains. Even took our 20 month old in a off road stroller but was a little rocky going up some parts for that but still worth it. When you get to the AT stay to the two right paths and you’ll make a loop back. Happy hiking!

8 months ago

Very easy, short hike with beautiful picturesque views at the top. Will be very crowded on nice weekend days. Little rock scramble at the end.

8 months ago

So much fun rock scrambling!! Beautiful views!

8 months ago

Great hike to take children and pets on. Nice rock formation to scramble around on and find a spot to eat a snack on!

8 months ago

This week of clouds finally parted to give us an amazing view from above the clouds. There is also an earthcache here for those familiar.

8 months ago

We did this as part of a 13 mile loop that included the AT, Furnace Mountain and Blackrock Summit. Going counterclockwise and starting from the Blackrock Summit parking area, we went down the AT to take a left along the ridges down to the fire road. From there we went up to Furnace Mtn, then on to Trayfoot. As Trayfoot is not much to look at, we continued to the Blackrock Summit Spur trail and saved the best views for the end of our trek. Great 360 degree views from the top and the rock formations are fun to walk around on. We saw a "rock" guitar and met a huge black bear on the trail down to the parking area. Great trail offering lots of variety.

9 months ago

Loved this hike. Ends at an outcrop of rocks perfect for the view. If you're really adventurous you can climb the rocks to the top of the outcrop for a great panoramic view.

10 months ago

Nice little loop. Can be kind of busy in the middle of the day, but overall good view.

11 months ago

Nice hike through a pretty cool rock field with classic Shenandoah views of the mountains and valley off to the side. Really pretty fall colors.

11 months ago

Beautiful hike and awesome views. Rock scramble at the top is sweet. Take the hike down to the hut for a slightly longer hike.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Easy short hike with beautiful views!

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Nice views...short hike and great for kids!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Very easy going trail, very fun for my kids to play around on the rocks. We look forward to taking others here soon.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Another way to go is to stop at the Blackrock Gap parking lot and follow the AT up, makes for a little longer hike and you pass the Blackrock Shelter which is interesting to visit, Dad was hut-keeper there in the 90's

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Omg, I love this hike. Short trail to amazing rocks to play on. Will definitely go back!

Sunday, January 01, 2017

My girlfriend and her son loved the rock scramble at the summit

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Blackrock is one of my favorites and it never gets old, no matter how many times you go! It's easy enough for all levels and it's a great hike any time of the year!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Great hiking experience for kids. Short trail to fantastic rock scrambling and fantastic views. My 5 year old explored for two hours and wanted to stay longer. 3 year old had a blast too, but had to be watched closely as there are some spots where little ones can get into trouble. Overall highly recommend and we will definitely return!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Short and easy hike to a spectacular rock summit with an amazing view. The trailhead is at MP 84.8 on the Skyline Drive. The nearest restroom is at the Dundo Picnic Grounds, MP 83.7. Blue blazes mark the trail. We were warned that rattlesnakes occasionally sun themselves on the rocks at the summit. We didn't see any snakes, but we did encounter a black bear who was using the trail.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

This is a great spot. Short hike up to the rocks, and then just a great view of the surrounding area from atop the rocks.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

So beautiful, and easy for the kids. my youngest (4) needed a little help climbing the rocks, but the boys (5, 9, 11) did it all without help. Highly recommend.

Sunday, August 07, 2016

So beautiful but incredibly easy. If you're looking for a picnic with a view this is the place for you. If you're looking for a workout, look elsewhere or pair with another hike.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

A little uphill but still easy. Not too hard on the knees or the ankles.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Probably the easiest trail in the park. A very short trail with incredible views.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

quick and easy hike with some great views. trail is nice and smooth, well maintained

Saturday, May 28, 2016

This trail is very easy and great for kids and people new to hiking. It is a short trail but worth the time. The views from the summit are beautiful and worth the trouble me.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

great easy hike with amazing views. great for kids. they can climb on the rocks and it's not terrifying for parents to watch them do it. the views are worth the hike.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

1 hour

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Great hike! Not to hard, perfect for the family! Great rock scramble with great views!

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