I hiked this with wife, each of us with a 3 year old toddler in our packs.
Climbed with a group of friends from college. Nice, short hike to some good views at the top. Lucky enough to spot a bear and come EXTREMELY close to a pair of deer that totally disregarded us.
Climbed it via Whiteoak Canyon Trail to the Appalachian Trail, to the Hawksbill Summit Trail. On my way up the summit trail I watched a bear frolic in the woods about 25 yards away for nearly 10 minutes. Views were limited from the top because it was so hazy and humid.
...now if I could only remember when! I'm guessing it was in the fall of 2003, but I don't say that with any certainty.
My mom and I did the Hawksbill Loop Trail in September 2006. It was really interesting to see the sun shining on Old Rag and Robertson Mountain covered in shadows only a couple of miles away.
Great views from the summit. Nice hike for my wife and I as we drove along Skyline Drive.
nice to get on top of something.
Nice views, and nice place to be when you can get it when it's quiet. Weekdays from late fall through early spring are good for that.
Easy Hike, nice views.
Hawksbill is a nice hike from Skyline Drive. For a conditioning hike, I like to start at the lower Whiteoak Canyon parking lot and go up Cedar Run and then Hawksbill.
Nice hike and lots of wind and fog at the top! Part of a long day spent in SNP.
This was the first stop on a 6-day long loop through Shenandoah NP. It was a cold and dreary day, but the view allowed a misty view of what was in store.
Summited with my father-in-law Chuck from the upper trailhead. Everything above 2,500 feet was socked in with a light rain. We made it to the top pretty quickly on the good trail but had no views other than of clouds. The wind on the summit was pretty rough but not too bad on the rest of the hike due to heavy tree cover.
A gorgeous November Day. Got to the trailhead by 9 AM and started up. I never saw another person on the trail! The views were about the clearest I can remember seeing.
Nice little hike up the trail. Weather wasn't terribly cooperating with me. It was overcast all day long and looked like rain was going to come down.
Hiked this after a fresh snow storm. The southern portion of the park had just opened 1pm that afternoon. Although it was around 4 pm when I started on this trail, I was the first one on it since the fresh snow. Very cool feeling to be the first one leaving my footprints in the snow.
Hit the trail just before dusk, so I was treated to a wonderful sunset on the summit. I saw Mama Bear as well as 3 cubs on the way up and again heading down. We stayed out of each others' way, but it still made for a decent adrenaline rush!
Last day on the trail! But I started out with a quick up and down from Rock Creek shelter before descending to the valley. Great views under mostly overcast skies. Very windy but with good views of Old Rag to the east and the Great Valley to the west.