Humpback Rocks Recreation Area

MODERATE 304 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
780 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

hiking
7 days ago

The hike up is short but if wet (as it was for us) it would be slippery coming back down. We elected to take the alternate route back. It is worth the detour. Beautiful hike in the woods crisscrossing several streams. The view from humpback is awesome! It was a bit crowded but nothing unusual for other good hikes in August.

8 days ago

Great hike for young children. Trail is strenuous but short. Great view at the top.

hiking
17 days ago

Perfect hike for anyone looking to take in some beautiful scenery, diverse landscape and breathtaking views from the top!

hiking
20 days ago

Spectacular views. A little busy.

hiking
23 days ago

Wonderful climb to the top with spectacular views from the rocks.

hiking
29 days ago

This trail is a lot of fun with some pretty amazing views at the top. I stayed at the summit and watched the sunset. Camped close to the summit and got up and watched the sunrise. It was a perfect little trip. Took the longer easier way down. Pretty views there as well. Saw lots of bear too!!!!

1 month ago

I love taking this early in the morning when there aren’t many people and it’s not so hot. A great view to sit and enjoy morning coffee! It’s worth the climb!

1 month ago

hiked up there today for the first time and with my 2 grandkids, 4 and 5, and we loved it! It is a climb but it is worth the views.

1 month ago

currently the downloaded trail is not accurate.park service has it roped off alternate trail was much more challenging. not what I was expecting, but what an awesome hike!

1 month ago

Absolutely stunning.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. Moderate difficulty. Great view from the Rocks

1 month ago

Great hike and amazing views.

1 month ago

Beautiful hike, have been going up for years. It is a bit of a climb but as long as you are in decent shape it shouldn't be too difficult. The views are well worth it.

2 months ago

Beautiful. Worth the hike. It’s steep so allow enough time to get up there and enjoy your time.

scenic driving
2 months ago

beautiful drive to humpback. The hike itself is not that difficult, and the trail has always been clear when I've gone. Wonderful view at the top.

3 months ago

Great climb... Breathtaking views!!

hiking
3 months ago

Great view at the end for a relatively short hike.

3 months ago

very steep but worth it with that view!!

hiking
3 months ago

Fantastic panoramic views from the top. Very many hikers on a Sunday and parking lot was overflowing. Totally dog friendly!

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail for a first time hiker. Not too long but still challenges you with the steep ascent and offers a very rewarding view and interesting rock face at the top. Watch out for mud and ice on colder days in winter/ early spring.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike! Heavily trafficked but the view at the top of the rocks make the trip on a crowded trail worth it.

4 months ago

Great view from the rocks

6 months ago

Went in January and it was super muddy and icy but the summit made it worth it! Beautiful views!

8 months ago

Easy hike. Highly trafficked. 2017.

hiking
8 months ago

This was a trail and view I was proud to have all to myself on an early Monday morning. This is an area well known for herds of people pollution, this is why I was amazed to have it all to myself! You can tell by the wore out areas on the amount of people that use this trail. I returned to the parking lot to see only one other car and another pulling in as I was stowing my gear!

hiking
8 months ago

Totally worth the steep climb to the top. Gorgeous views!!

8 months ago

Pretty difficult. Note that the summit is a fairly steep rock, so if you're a little scared of heights like I am you may not fully appreciate it.

9 months ago

Awesome short hike. It’s a small bye in for such an awesome view. Lots of traffic though

9 months ago

The summit offers great views! There are no switchbacks, so it’s steep. We hiked before sunrise and went a little off-trail by mistake.

hiking
9 months ago

Great views but lots of people on a Saturday.

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