Buzzard Hill via Appalachian Trail

MODERATE 113 reviews

Buzzard Hill via Appalachian Trail is a 3.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bluemont, Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and camping and is best used from July until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
790 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

rocky

Great hike along part of the Apalachian Trail to the summit of Buzzard Hill. Along the way you'll experience a stream crossing, 2 ridge climbs, a very unique water fall with lots of interesting features, and the ruins of a cabin. The hike is loaded with 3 possible campsites, 1 equipped with a fire circle. The chance to view wild flowers, and water fauna are ever present in this hike.

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Gorgeous hike. Perfect for kids. Loved the waterfall and woods!

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Fun rocky trail through the woods. Couple steep rocky sections to get your heart rate up a bit. Few huge rocks where you will see people doing some free climbing, right after you cross over the little stream running across trail.
Gravel road into the trail is not wide enough for two cars to pass so you will have to pull off in areas where there is room to let others pass. Keep your eyes on the road and off your cell phone. It's very steep in some sections with lots of bumps and dips, so leave your stanced cars at home. Parking is off the side of the gravel road.

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Challenging trail ... I can see why this section is known as the roller coaster.

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