Humpback Rocks Recreation Area

MODERATE 225 reviews

Humpback Rocks Recreation Area is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lyndhurst, Virginia that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
849 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

views

rocky

1 hour ago

Did this for the first time @ sunrise - highly recommend! It was quite easy to reach the top. Only took us about 25-30 mins. We reached the top around 6:40am. It was a Saturday and there were already about 10 people at the top waiting! We took the long way down to get some more hiking in which added another 3ish miles. Really fun hike and would definitely do again at sunrise!

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28 days ago

Tough climb, but quick and fun. Great views from the rocks.

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29 days ago

backpacking
1 month ago

Nicely maintained trail from the HB Rocks parking lot to the top of the rocks. There are benches along the way at the bottom half. Nice stairs where needed for a steep climb. And a beautiful view from the rocks. I took the AT north to head back to the parking lot. The AT in this section has a nice grade with pleasant switch backs. The walk through the moderately dense forest was very pleasant. Don't forget to bring at least 1 liter of water per person.

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1 month ago

Ok, so this week I've done Crabtree Falls and McAfee Knob, and I'm not sure if my body is just worn out, but this little hike had me stopping a lot and talking to myself ;). There are no switchbacks so though it is short you are heading straight up. Entirely doable, well marked and worth it at the top for the climbing and views.

1 month ago

This is a pretty tough hike, because it's around a 850ft elevation gain in 0.8 miles. Definitely worth it though, the rocks are incredible and the view from them is even better!

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1 month ago