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indianabobGreat day on the AT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2015


Climbed this from the Humpback Gap parking lot as part of a short day section hike on the AT. great views and sunny on top, Driving rain on the AT. Just what one expects along the Blue Ridge.
Posted Sep 20, 2015 2:43 pm

wanderweg83Humpback Rocks  Sucess!


Multiple climbs of this one. Short and sweet, with great views and bouldering at the top.
Posted Feb 1, 2014 11:09 am

tllwebb4Chilly and damp  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2013


It was the winter that wouldn't end in the mountains of Virginia. End of April and cold up there, leaves not even coming out yet. Still, a nice mini-climb.
Posted Aug 24, 2013 6:11 pm

tbaranskiA fine view  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 10, 2013


Good stuff
Posted May 16, 2013 2:35 pm

WyomingSummitsMany hikes on this one!  Sucess!


Very popular short workout hike. Great for laps up and down with a heavy pack. The views at the top are spectacular....even at night!
Posted Dec 31, 2012 12:03 am

Wiktoria PlawskaMany times...  Sucess!

Wiktoria Plawska

I hiked this mountain tens of times, after my family and me go skiing in WinterGreen, we hike it up to view the sunset. It is very fun and short.
Posted Aug 16, 2009 10:13 am

OutdooraholicWhen I was younger  Sucess!


I have hiked Humpback twice. The first time was probably back in the mid-to-late 90's and again in the early 00's. I remember its beautiful and I wish I had taken advantage of more that Virginia has to offer before moving out west.
Posted Oct 10, 2008 1:14 pm

Jim CarrPerennially Fun  Sucess!
For a while I was going up to Humpback every week. In college, my friends and I soloed up the face of the rocks (looking back, not the smartest thing to do.)
Posted Jun 26, 2007 6:54 pm

socialhiphopGreat climb with a friend  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 6, 2007
This climb was GREAT, though it winded me. Not so my companion, who's hiked in China; she never sat down until the summit. Beautiful view (and not just of my companion). Does anyone clean the leaves from the trail? They made it a bit slippy.
Posted Jan 9, 2007 7:12 pm

rickforda bit too crowded...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2005


Decent Views, but way too many people!
Posted Aug 10, 2006 12:03 am

hgrapidChange in trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2006


This trail is really interesting. It goes from wide and straight-forward to rustic and winding. Some tourist-hikers actually gave up and turned back. We continued on the trail confused, but shortly found we were going the right way all along. I guess they felt the trail should have an escalator or something. The view is tremendous!
Posted Jun 26, 2006 2:22 pm

CRiedel22 Routes to Humpback Rocks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2006


Kim and I hiked Humpback Rocks on a beautiful spring day today. The weather forecasts were conflicting, sun or rain? So, we decided to go ahead. It turned out to be a great day except a little rain on our return trip. It is true, the hike from the parking area is indeed steep, but the trail is very well maintained. There are great views from the rocks and room to play around up there. Soon after we got there it seemed everyone else started showing up, but still plenty of room for all and everyone was having a great time. I'd like to add that there is a less steep route if you start at the Humpback Rocks Picnic area, which is 2.8 miles long. The picnic area is at about mile 8.5 along the Blue Ridge Parkway. We started at the Visitor Center, through the parking area and up. Then we returned via the trail back to the picnic area and hiked the BRP back to the Visitor Center. It was a great round-trip with amazing views. Highly recommended if you're in the area!
Posted Jun 5, 2006 12:24 am

Scrambling ManA Nice Stroll Along the AT  Sucess!

Scrambling Man

Hiked in from the Gap with my wife in summer of 2003. Nice hike along the AT and back.
Posted Feb 14, 2006 4:39 pm

SteveinFXBGRoute Climbed: Humpback Rocks Trail from Humpback Gap Parking Area Date Climbed: August 14, 2004  Sucess!
I somehow managed to find a day without humidity in August. Views were the clearest I've seen in the summer in VIrginia.
Posted Sep 28, 2005 11:24 pm

SCCupsaRoute Climbed: Across AT from Picnic area and up from visitors center Date Climbed: Daily from July 7, 2005 to August 10, 2005  Sucess!
I worked on this trail. I made the beautiful stone staircase very near the top of the trail. As I worked I noticed people came in very bad hiking attire. People would try to hike in sandals, white sneakers, skirts, and with no water. This hike may be short, but it is very difficult. It rises over 700 feet in .8 miles. It's steep. Please stay on the trail. I worked for five weeks to make that trail beautiful, I implore you not to ruin it by going off the trail.
Posted Sep 27, 2005 1:41 pm

pilz8Date Climbed: sept. 18 2005  Sucess!


A very nice late summer peak in the blue ridge.
Posted Sep 20, 2005 8:44 pm

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