Humpback Rocks Recreation Area

MODERATE 271 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

15 days ago

Great views. Took 7yr old daughter & pup on this trail in the rain. We loved it. Good mixture of terrain for kids to experience.

24 days ago

Short hike, and easy for beginners. Fantastic view at the top!

1 month ago

amazing hike. very steep


worth the climb.

2 months ago

Great hike - beautiful views! Does take some effort to get to the top but the views are a worthy reward! BE AWARE - we just hiked this 11/11 and the upper third of the trail is covered in ice and is veryyy slippery and quite dangerous!

hiking
2 months ago

Great early November hike. We missed the fall colors. Was pretty icy on some spots. I was surprised to see the number of small children and infants on this hike. Would not recommend small children on this hike. Also, their is some climbing, wear the appropriate shoes and not tennis shoes.

2 months ago

Fun and great view, fast incline

hiking
2 months ago

Wow, what a great hike. Definitely steep...but worth it in the end.

2 months ago

Easy up and back.

I am fairly out of shape, but I was determined to make it to the top. There are spots to stop and rest along the way, and all the hikers we ran into were friendly and encouraging. The hike up was gorgeous, as we were surrounded by trees, and the view at the top was worth the effort!

hiking
3 months ago

hike is short but steep! gets tough when you get to the rocky section near the top if the rocks are wet, very slick, especially coming back down, if its super wet i would recommend going down and doing the loop back to the parking lot its longer but way easier. views at the top are always worth the hike up i do this one fairly often, if you still feel like hiking afterwards the albright trail is in the same parking lot and it is a nice trail to add on some extra miles plus it is much less busy and has a nice overlook too.

hiking
3 months ago

elevation gain is fairly quick but the hike is pretty short unless you loop around very nice trail was very wet/slick today after all the rain would do again, wasnt very crowded early but after i did the 7 mile loop (humpback-albright trail) and made it back to the lot people were parking on the side in the grass so definitely come early for best viewing

hiking
3 months ago

Don’t let the shortness of the hike fool you. It’s not the most difficult hike in the world but the elevation gain is relatively quick. The view at the top is well worth it. Very lion king-esque.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful views from the top! Highly trafficked but it was a holiday weekend when we went. The trail was also wet when we went which made the rocks extremely slick. We saw many people slipping and falling. The trail was a very steep incline the entire way up! We would made rated it difficult at some points as would many people we spoke to on the trail.

4 months ago

Took a bunch of kids under 10, all enjoyed and slept well that night. Trail was steeper than I expected.

4 months ago

the view at the top is well worth the hike

5 months ago

Trail is a steep incline but the relatively short distance to walk for a great view make this a great trail

5 months ago

Not as easy as some state. I am 29 and in good shape but saw many trying the trail and turning around. its not ling but the climb in elecation is fairly quick. It is 100% worth it if you can make it up!

hiking
5 months 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.

5 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

Spectacular views. A little busy.

hiking
5 months ago

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

hiking
6 months 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!!!!

6 months 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!

6 months 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.

6 months 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!

6 months ago

Absolutely stunning.

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike. Moderate difficulty. Great view from the Rocks

6 months ago

Great hike and amazing views.

6 months 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.

Load More