Explore the most popular trail running trails near Crozet with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

It was a surprisingly great trail that has a rock scramble that allows for a bit longer and less traversed hike to meet back with Trayfoot trail. Took three kids and a dog, all loved it and it was pretty easy. Hawskbill is my favorite Skyline Drive hike but this is a close second.

Great hike. Loved that it wasn't heavily travelled. Fun rocks to climb on and sit on at the top. Great views!

I love this trail, but it is not that easy, not great for kids or older folks. Lovely views the entire hike up during winter/early spring and amazing views all the way around from the top. Very rocky toward the top.

Great hike with my dog. Highly recommend

I have hiked this many times! I highly recommend it and to get water hikers!

Great trail for family and friends--the wide, steady ascent allows for conversation without too much effort. Yet at the end, you've hiked all the way up to the ridge, so it's a significant achievement. The constant presence of water keeps the trail pretty, but the crossings can cause a few challenges. This trail has a great swimming hole, complete with rope swing. Dog friendly.

More of a moderate then easy hike for kids. Otherwise great hike!

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5 months ago

Awesome views on the summit!

Quick hike, awesome view at the end. A 360 view if the mountains. Even took our 20 month old in a off road stroller but was a little rocky going up some parts for that but still worth it. When you get to the AT stay to the two right paths and you’ll make a loop back. Happy hiking!

Very easy, short hike with beautiful picturesque views at the top. Will be very crowded on nice weekend days. Little rock scramble at the end.

So much fun rock scrambling!! Beautiful views!

Great hike, took around 1.45h with breaks to enjoy the wonderful view.

Beautiful views at the end of the trail of the valley. Well worth your time!

Great hike to take children and pets on. Nice rock formation to scramble around on and find a spot to eat a snack on!

hiking
7 months ago

Amazing view at the top. Overall good hike.

This week of clouds finally parted to give us an amazing view from above the clouds. There is also an earthcache here for those familiar.

We took the AT from Blackrock Summit parking area to the left on the Rockytop Trail and then another left toward Austin Mountain as we were doing the complete ridge loop down to the fire road and back up Furnace Mountain. The Rockytop portion of the trail [and Lewis Mountain "may" be a bit better] was nice walk in the woods at first and then we went along the left ridge through the rockpiles, which are pretty cool, and then down to the fire road. Views are ok, and rockpiles are a neat feature to pick your way through, but there are better trails nearby with more bang for your effort.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice little hike. Nice views and some opportunity for scrambling before the end of the trail. Moderately crowded on nice weekend days. Took about 2 hours up and back.

hiking
7 months ago

Two beautiful views at the end; short but challenging hike.

We did this as part of a 13 mile loop that included the AT, Furnace Mountain and Blackrock Summit. Going counterclockwise and starting from the Blackrock Summit parking area, we went down the AT to take a left along the ridges down to the fire road. From there we went up to Furnace Mtn, then on to Trayfoot. As Trayfoot is not much to look at, we continued to the Blackrock Summit Spur trail and saved the best views for the end of our trek. Great 360 degree views from the top and the rock formations are fun to walk around on. We saw a "rock" guitar and met a huge black bear on the trail down to the parking area. Great trail offering lots of variety.

Loved this hike. Ends at an outcrop of rocks perfect for the view. If you're really adventurous you can climb the rocks to the top of the outcrop for a great panoramic view.

Beautiful hike, loose rocks and very rocky on the last incline. Beautiful view on the way up, and once you reach the top. Enjoyed this hike!

hiking
9 months ago

Hike starts on the opposite side of skyline drive from the parking lot. Loose rocks on the incline. View from summit is very nice, even on an overcast day. My father and I enjoyed this hike a lot!

Nice little loop. Can be kind of busy in the middle of the day, but overall good view.

Awesome views, dog-friendly - saw several dogs on the trail. Rocks at the top make for a fun little scramble.

Pretty good trail with a lot of terrain. Also there are a bunch of other trails you can take along the way if you're feeling adventurous!

Nice hike through a pretty cool rock field with classic Shenandoah views of the mountains and valley off to the side. Really pretty fall colors.

Beautiful hike and awesome views. Rock scramble at the top is sweet. Take the hike down to the hut for a slightly longer hike.

hiking
11 months ago

That 2nd mile uphill along the rocky trail with no breeze on a humid day...whew! The payoff out along the rocks past the trail post...worth it! The views and the breeze were welcomed with open arms. The mountain laurel were in peak bloom and the viburnum were on their way. I also saw a lot of Indian Pipe poking their heads up. This area will be ready for blueberry picking in several weeks. Since this was a shorter hike, we drove up to BlackRock Summit Trail for additional 1.6 miles and amazing views!

Easy short hike with beautiful views!

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