Hidden Rocks

EASY 10 reviews

Hidden Rocks is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Briery Branch, Virginia that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, and camping. 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

rock climbing

forest

river

Visit a cool rock crag near Hone Quarry.

hiking
2 days 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
2 months ago

hiking
2 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
7 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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Wednesday, May 03, 2017