Buzzard Hill Via Appalachian Trail

MODERATE 69 reviews

Buzzard Hill Via Appalachian Trail is a 6.3 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 and walking and is best used from July until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1371 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

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waterfall

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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Trail was amazing. Take the time to visit the waterfall- it doesn't disappoint!!

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4 months ago

The milage here is actually incorrect it's like an out and back x 2. The waterfall is pretty cool but you could miss it if you don't look around . It was super foggy so I'm sure that plays into it . If you want some serious leg work go down the other side of buzzard hill and go to the next climb and back . Pretty climby sobo on buzzard hill. I dig the area though and will try it again .

hiking
4 months ago

short. easy. nice waterfalls

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6 months ago

This is a pleasant and relatively easy hike. If it weren't for the couple of steep rock scrambles, I wouldn't even call this hike moderate.

Nevertheless, it is a good hike with a very cool waterfall spot (mentioned in other reviews) and the camping spot is a nice resting place a couple miles in.

hiking
6 months ago

nice hike! good views of the water and the mountains as you hike up. the fire pit at the top is a nice place to stop and eat!