Humpback Rocks Recreation Area

MODERATE 183 reviews

Humpback Rocks Recreation Area is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lyndhurst, Virginia 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

rocky

hiking
3 days ago

Tough grade initially, but a gorgeous view! Pictures don't do justice!

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10 days ago

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12 days ago

It has been years since I got to do this hike. It remains one of my favorites!!

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14 days ago

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26 days ago

Well worth the steep hike up. The views make the steep climb worth it.

27 days ago

27 days ago

Fairly easy, and one of the most rewarding hikes around.

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1 month ago

Extremely fun and challenging hike. Almost a climb the whole way up. Some good simple bouldering at the top. Very rewarding views

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1 month ago

Quick steep hike. Crowded during peak season. Beautiful views.

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1 month ago

Amazing Hike! a lot of fine but yet challenging for those that are overweight, bring lots of water. This trial took me about 2.5 hrs start to finish but I loved it! Make sure you wear good hiking shoes.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Great trail! My favorite short hike in this area. It is a bit strenuous, especially for the novice hiker, so wear sturdy shoes and pack twice as much water as you think you'll need. From the top you have great view of both the Shenandoah Valley to the West and the Rockfish Valley to the East.

hiking
1 month ago

I hiked this trail today to get some shots at sunset. It is a bit strenuous at the beginning but a short hike with an amazing view at the top of the rocks. Totally doable for all types of hikers. The trail is well marked with blue blazes along the way. Midway up the assent you will come to a fork in the trail. Left is a shorter but the incline is pretty steep. If you stay to the right the incline isn't as tough and it's only another 5-10 min hike to the rocks. Great short hike and well worth the hike up! If planning on going at sunset be sure to take a headlamp with you for the hike down.