Hidden Rocks

EASY 15 reviews

Hidden Rocks is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Briery Branch, Virginia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
374 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

hiking
6 days ago

Great hike with variety! It’s rated as easy, but may prove a bit more moderate for some mostly because of stream crossings. Some up and downhill, but mostly pretty level with stream crossings and rock scrambles. Towards the top of the loop there is a small detour up a steep hill that takes you to a couple look outs with beautiful views. Take time to enjoy the couple water falls on the way back. It took about an hour and a half and that included stopping and exploring around too. I really enjoyed this hike!

hiking
2 months ago

Lightly hiked trail that takes roughly 1.5 hours to hike to the top and back. Crosses over a shallow stream several time requiring me to remove my shoes to stay dry and cross - very refreshing though! There were some pretty steep sections that have been impacted by erosion and heavy rainfalls but they are brief and shouldn’t present much of a challenge. The recent rains have allowed the forest to come to life and create a very nice green tunnel to walk through. Overall, I’d say the hike is worth it for the rock outcrop at the top that has a good view of the valley you just climbed out of, as well as an excellent campground w/ stone fire ring.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

This is a great trail for a short day hike! Best in the spring as the river dries up later in the summer. Lots of beautiful scenery!

backpacking
9 months ago

This is a good spot for a day hike. Volunteers maintain the trail quite well and the hike itself is not very strenuous. The wide-leafed flora that runs along the stream section of the trail will transport your mind out of Virginia and into a land that looks much more like that of Jurassic Park. There is also parking available at the start of the trail.

Rock climbers - there are places to climb at the escarpment towards the end of the trail. Additionally, there should be a few faces where bouldering is possible.

Camping is also great up on top of the cliff area. The Camp area is relatively small but features a stone ring, ample space for a few tents, and rocky outcrops with a view. Without very much light pollution, this site also makes for great stargazing on clear nights.

LNT!

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