Hawksbill Climber's Log

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Fletch - Dec 28, 2012 4:16 pm Date Climbed: Mar 3, 2012

All by myself  Sucess!



tbaranski - Sep 6, 2012 4:09 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2012

From Cedar Run  Sucess!

Love the 3000ft elevation gain via Cedar Run. Hard to top in this area.


Hagen - Jun 29, 2012 10:16 am Date Climbed: Dec 4, 2010

Fantastic views  Sucess!

My favorite route is Cedar Run via the White Oak Canyon trailhead. It's a good workout with a 3000' gain. The views from the summite are some of the best in the east.

In winter, during times of significant snow and ice, crampons and axe may come in handy. There are a few places along Cedar Run where a slip wil send you sliding 50'-70' down sideways into the stream.


mtwashingtonmonroe - Jun 27, 2012 11:25 am Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2012

Salamander Loop  Sucess!

What a beautiful mountain...I love the Shenandoahs!

Bark Eater

Bark Eater - Jan 2, 2012 3:19 pm Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2011

Beautiful Winter Day  Sucess!

A sunny day in December is definitely the time to tour Skyline Drive. The park was almost deserted! Enjoyed the brief walk to the top and unobstructed 50-mile views!


Avenger2354 - Oct 3, 2011 9:46 pm Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2011

Hawksbill Mountain  Sucess!

Nice 2.9 mile loop that challenged my four year old daughter, but the whole family made the summit and back in 2 hours. The summit had scattered snow on the ground and ice on the tree branches. A great view. A nice easy trek for families. My wife admitted that she was on the look-out for bears, since we had seen four the previous day, but none were sighted this day.


DiverDave - Oct 3, 2011 12:05 am Date Climbed: May 19, 2010

Hawksbill Peak  Sucess!

2.2 miles round trip from trailhead at parking lot (3330 feet) to summit (4046 feet) and return.


hightinerary - Aug 9, 2011 9:06 am Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2019

7x  Sucess!

I've climbed Hawksbill many different ways. Once I did it as part of a big loop that also included Old Rag, Robertson Mountain, and Stony Man. On another occasion I climbed it from Mt. Zion Church in Luray, also climbing Nakedtop along the way - over 18 miles roundtrip. I have descended from Hawksbill Gap alongside Hawksbill Creek to see the numerous falls there, then ascended the north slopes of Nakedtop to its summit and continued to the summit of Hawksbill. Most recently I climbed it from the tiny town of Ida, bushwhacking up Nakedtop first, then hiking up Hawksbill, then taking the AT north to Pollock Knob, finally bushwhacking west back to Ida.

redmond - Jun 23, 2011 2:41 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2011

Nice and Easy  Sucess!

Nice little hike to start off a great week of hiking and highpointing.


phillinley - May 21, 2011 12:45 am Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2011

Nice and quiet  Sucess!

Only one in sight. Nice day although a little windy.


MtMtnHiker - Mar 16, 2011 9:50 pm

been up twice  Sucess!

I've been on top at least twice, both times on the Cedar Run - Whiteoak Canyon loop.


JHH60 - Sep 8, 2009 7:54 pm

Favorite hike in HS  Sucess!

Hiked up Hawksbill as often as I could when in high school (which, since I didn't own a car until senior year, meant as often as I could talk my parents into it).


VermontMike - May 16, 2009 1:08 pm

fine views  Sucess!

Shenandoah is a magical place. Nothing overly-dramatic about it, but it slowly grows on you like drinking scotch.


WoundedKnee - Apr 6, 2009 3:12 pm Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2009

From Hawksbill Gap  Sucess!

A good cap to the day after hiking in White Oak Canyon


gkaufman - Jan 30, 2009 11:40 am Date Climbed: Dec 6, 2008

Completely Alone  Sucess!

Wanted a challenge so I started at the base of Cedar Run and the lower Whiteoak Canyon Parking lot. Hiked up Cedar Run to Hawksbill. A modest ~3300 feet of elevation gain and about 8 miles round trip coming back down Cedar Run. Little bit of snow and it was about 10 degrees at the top. Saw not a soul until the lower parking lot.


kavak - Oct 27, 2008 9:59 am Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2004

From Skyline Drive  Sucess!

While spending one on one time with my daughter, we hiked to the summit of this peak. Sometimes the excitement of the moment is lost on our children, but I think she will remember these moments later.


silversummit - Sep 24, 2008 10:46 pm

Backpacked up in 1966!  Sucess!

And spent the night in the shelter with a group of Girl Scouts. I remember this so well because when we woke up on Sunday morning fog filled the entire valley below us and we felt like we were floating above the clouds. It was truly a magical hiking experience! Amazingly, I'm still backpacking although not as far and not carrying as much (LOL)!


CrazySanMan - Aug 9, 2008 7:06 am Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2008

Not too impressed  Sucess!

The hike was short and pretty easy. The view from the summit wasn't what I hoped. Hawksbill is surrounded by other tall mountains so all you see around you are other peaks- no good view of the valley floor like from Stony Man. I sat near the shelter for about 15 minutes watching three Peregrine Falcons diving down the cliff face and circling back up, occasionally swooping at one another.


jaygeekray - Jul 20, 2008 10:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008

Fantastic View...  Sucess!

Nice stroll up the 1 mile trail from the Upper Hawksbill Parking Lot. The whole family made the trip and we were rewarded with spectacular views and pesky flies on the summit. It was nice to see Old Rag this time after having zero visibilty on her summit two years earlier. No wildlife sightings except for the hawks riding the thermals. I hope the Rangers returned the two lost hikers from Richmond that we dropped off at the Thornton Gap entrance back to their car at the lower White Oak Canyon lot.


YEM - Jan 14, 2008 1:44 am

Love the View of Old Rag  Sucess!

I hit this on a hike along with Stony.

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