Humpback Mountain and the Rocks via Appalachian Trail

EASY 7 reviews

Humpback Mountain and the Rocks via Appalachian Trail is a 6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Wintergreen, 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 May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1263 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
26 days ago

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Tried to follow this trail in reverse hoping not to have the problems of other reviewers with trail ID. Followed the service road from the picnic lot for about .4 miles which quickly became a single track and then finally obscured by growth. Had to bail out onto the AT about .75 mi into the hike to continue. Made it up to the overlook which was pretty special with great views of Wintergreen. There is a connection from the picnic parking lot to the AT which I recommend as an out and back. The other nearby viewpoint on the AT directly south of the picnic lot is overgrown and isn't much of a viewpoint anymore.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great highly with fantastic views along the trail leading to the best views at Humpback Rock. Trail is clearly marked with blazes every 50-100 feet. We could not find the loop back. Using GPS we bushwhacked where the trail should have been but no luck. We returned the same way we came. Most of this hike is on the Appalachian Trail.

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago