Hogback Mountain Climber's Log

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CMStinson - Feb 26, 2021 8:32 am Date Climbed: Feb 25, 2021

easy walk from Skyline Drive  Sucess!

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.


cgard61 - Jun 30, 2019 4:18 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2019

Started from Gravel Springs  Sucess!

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.


joseyinnet - Apr 22, 2016 10:57 pm Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2016

Short walk up fom the road...  Sucess!

... But really great views of the Shenendoah valley through the rain. Totally worth the time.

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Oct 26, 2015 1:53 pm Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2015

Did you find the benchmark?  Sucess!

Yes. Yes, I did.


technicolorNH - May 14, 2015 5:22 pm Date Climbed: May 10, 2015

Not much to see  Sucess!

Tioga is right; the AT doesn't touch the top any more. Just take the very overgrown road to the top.


tioga - Jul 29, 2013 9:59 am Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2013

AT doesn't touch top anymore

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.


CheesySciFi - Feb 4, 2012 11:15 pm Date Climbed: Feb 4, 2012

AT from Elkwallow Picnic Area  Sucess!

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.


TrailtrekerNJ - Jan 22, 2012 2:00 pm Date Climbed: Jan 17, 2012

Break Time  Sucess!

Needed a break after 5 hrs of driving.
Nice sunny day @ 51 F, can you believe it's January!


hightinerary - Aug 9, 2011 9:45 am Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2009

SNP Loop  Sucess!

I did it as part of a loop that also included North and South Marshall and Little Hogback.


phillinley - May 21, 2011 12:38 am Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2011

Cold  Sucess!

quick side trip off the main road. parked on the overlook and hiked up the road.


MtMtnHiker - Mar 16, 2011 9:58 pm

AT hike  Sucess!

Crossed while on an AT section hike.


WoundedKnee - Apr 6, 2009 3:13 pm Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2009

Took the dirt road  Sucess!

Didn't know of any other trails...


TrekAdam - Dec 14, 2008 3:04 pm

Little Devils to Hogback  Sucess!

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.


kavak - Oct 28, 2008 9:48 am Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2004

Skyline Drive Appalacian Trail  Sucess!

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.


surgent - Sep 25, 2007 10:26 am Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2003

In fog...  Sucess!

Thanksgiving day quickie with Hawksbill and some others. Rainy and foggy, but fun.


AirborneBuff - May 11, 2007 5:02 pm Date Climbed: May 9, 2007

Route Taken: from Rockfish Gap via the AT  Sucess!

Hiked from Rockfish Gap as part of a 5 day hike on the AT through SNP.

Buz Groshong

Buz Groshong - Feb 12, 2007 2:28 am

Done it several times  Sucess!

I've ususally done in a loop that included the Little Devil's Stairs.


txmountaineer - Aug 7, 2004 2:23 am

Route Climbed: AT Date Climbed: 27 May 2004  Sucess!

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!


CharlesD - Mar 21, 2004 6:31 pm

Route Climbed: Appalachian Trail (SoBo) Date Climbed: April 10, 1999  Sucess!

Nice summit. I especially like the hang glider launching 'ramp'. Sunny and getting unseasonably hot.


hgrapid - Mar 14, 2004 8:09 pm

Route Climbed: Appalachian Trail, from Skyline Drive 20.1 Date Climbed: June 2003  Sucess!

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.

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