Humpback Mountain and the Rocks via Appalachian Trail

HARD 19 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 rated as difficult. 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
1,263 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

over grown

off trail

backpacking
12 days ago

Just hiked from Wintergreen Dr via AT to humpback rocks,(had rocks all to myself, thanks to gov shutdown) camped overnight off AT trail on east facing side. Rare warm temp. day/night in Jan....
Moderate to Hard trail, but worth the effort. Had about 20lbs of camping gear and water. Take water!!!

2 months ago

Beautiful trail with great views. Go all the to the end to see the huge rock and views.

hiking
4 months ago

8 months ago

Not a easy hike, it is steep! Very very steep!

hiking
9 months ago

Definitely not what I expected when it said moderate hike. If you’re not in the best of shape it can be exhausting going up. But the views are absolutely phenomenal. It’s a great couple hour hike.

11 months ago

This is not an easy hike, moderate to difficult is more realistic.

hiking
Monday, September 04, 2017

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
Saturday, July 29, 2017

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.

hiking
2 months ago

recorded Humpback Rocks Extended

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4 months ago

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

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Sunday, March 05, 2017