Followed the access road, bypassed the technology, and scrambled to the top of the highest boulder. Snow made it a bit trickier than it might have been otherwise, but the access road had been plowed.
Nice day to hike although it was very hot and humid. Did Hogback, S. Marshall, and N. Marshall from Gravel Springs. Ended the day by giving 2 smelly, friendly AT thru-hikers a ride down to Front Royal where they planned to drink some local brew.
... But really great views of the Shenendoah valley through the rain. Totally worth the time.
Yes. Yes, I did.
Tioga is right; the AT doesn't touch the top any more. Just take the very overgrown road to the top.
I know that all maps & guides I have seen recently for the AT show the trail going right over the summit next to the towers. However, they must have re-routed the AT because we ended up looping just to the south of the summit and coming out to the hang-glider launch pad. From there we could look up and see the tower at the top, but the trail never took us up there. We kept going north on the AT and didn't bother to hike up to the top from there.
I hiked up the Appalachian Trail to Hogback from the Elkwallow Picnic Area. The day was cold and getting colder. It wasn't long before the snow was falling and soon it was starting to stick. The light blanket of snow on the ground was beautiful. It was a good winter day for a hike.
Needed a break after 5 hrs of driving.
Nice sunny day @ 51 F, can you believe it's January!
I did it as part of a loop that also included North and South Marshall and Little Hogback.
quick side trip off the main road. parked on the overlook and hiked up the road.
Crossed while on an AT section hike.
Didn't know of any other trails...
Hiked Little Devils staircase and Hogback on a hot day in August in 2007 as a side trip from hiking on the Appalachian Trail within the park.
While driving Skyline Drive with my daughter, she was not so enthusiastic about this summit. So I hopped out of the car for a quick jaunt to its summit. Well my solo hike worked because she decided to accompany me up Hawksbill a little ways up the road.
Thanksgiving day quickie with Hawksbill and some others. Rainy and foggy, but fun.
Hiked from Rockfish Gap as part of a 5 day hike on the AT through SNP.
I've ususally done in a loop that included the Little Devil's Stairs.
Visited the highest point in Warren County, VA as part of a business trip. The hike was very short with the best views coming from the road at the beginning; the actual summit has a slight view through the trees, but the transmitters kill the wilderness feel. Don't get me wrong though, its a great and quick hike!
Nice summit. I especially like the hang glider launching 'ramp'. Sunny and getting unseasonably hot.
We hiked down the AT from Little Devils Stairs overlook, and then went up a steep portion, which became flatter and led us to a house with high voltage signs. No view, but a nice, strenuous hike to cap our day.