Humpback Rocks Recreation Area

MODERATE 242 reviews

Humpback Rocks Recreation Area is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lyndhurst, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, nature trips, and birding 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

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

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6 hours ago

I did this hike back in July and it was so hot. It was a pretty moderate climb but well worth it had lunch at the top.

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1 day ago

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2 days ago

The .8 mile trip up is NO JOKE! It was strenuous, but in a good way! The views at the top were well worth the pain! It was a beautiful Saturday when we visited and VERY busy both on the trail and on the rocks. We took the slow, long way back down. It was about 3 miles, way less crowded, and beautiful!! Overall, great day!

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5 days ago

Best view!!! So good!

Best view!!! So good!

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11 days ago

11 days ago

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22 days ago

A 5 star east coast trail but really can't compare to hiking out west. Great combination of natural and placed rocks/wood for some of the stairs. Nice outcropping sat the top with expansive view and a satisfying longer version back heading towards the Appalachian picnic area than turning left. Don't let the only 1 mile up fool you into a quick up and back. You definitely need a bit of cardio health to the top and even the long down path had another gradual climb at the end. It was a nice choice for a group of mid 40's to 50's year old women.

24 days 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!

hiking
25 days ago

Being one of the first up the trail to Humpback Rocks gives you a great uncrowded view. The first 800 feet of elevation gain is a workout for sure. The rocks give you the feeling hawks must get as they launch into the thermals. It's worth the climb. We took the AT switchbacks down; much longer but you can keep a good even speed and it goes quickly. Was disappointed by people who spray paint the trail signage; they need to realize cleaning them is at taxpayer's expense and it's unsightly for those of us who respect the trails. Six miles from the intersection of the BRP and Skyline Drive, Humpback Rocks is a not to miss stop. Enjoy!

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