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Rockfish Gap to Dripping Rock and Humpback Mountain via Appalachian Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews

Rockfish Gap to Dripping Rock and Humpback Mountain via Appalachian Trail is a 16 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Afton, Virginia that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 16.0 miles Elevation Gain: 3,421 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

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running
11 months ago

I ran a 3 mile section out and back starting at Rockfish gap. It was a great run. There is a lot of elevation change to the trail. So it is not a long climb one way. There are a number of creek crossings that keep it interesting.

hiking
Thursday, January 11, 2018

From Rockfish Gap I hiked to Mayo’s Homeplace and back to Rockfish Gap. Mild 50 degrees and light rain after first hour. Good moderate pace,with slippery spots.

hiking
Thursday, December 14, 2017

I will be back to hopefully complete the full hike. I stopped off to grab a 5 mile portion to break up a drive to Powhatan from Staunton. Trail was in great shape for this dusk hike.

hiking
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

hiking
Sunday, February 18, 2018

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