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Humpback Rocks Visitor Center and Mountain Farm

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First Visitor center on the Blue Ridge Parkway

If you're heading south on the Blue Ridge Parkway, this is the first visitor center. It's small... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2018
Chesapeake, Virginia
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A slice of historical Blue Ridge

Be sure to visit the historical farm at the Humpback Rocks visitor centre. The farm is interesting... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2018
St. Catharines, Canada
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Pick up general travel guides and maps at the information center or take the self-guided ¾-mile hiking trail to a 19th-century-reconstructed farmstead.
Blue Ridge Parkway, Lyndhurst, VA, Lyndhurst, VA 22952
+1 828-298-0398
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All reviews great hike the blue ridge parkway steep climb mile hike marked trail clean restrooms rocky areas picnic area decent shape farm buildings well worth the effort rock scramble interesting museum well worth the trip black beans trailhead benches
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

If you're heading south on the Blue Ridge Parkway, this is the first visitor center. It's small, but there's a nice little gift shop and information center. The staff is friendly and helpful. It's a four Mile hike to the actual Humpback Rocks. Pretty tough....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Be sure to visit the historical farm at the Humpback Rocks visitor centre. The farm is interesting and informative. You'll learn a lot about how life USED to be. Well worth the timr!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GMB54
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Steep but short hike. There weren't any parking spaces left so I had to park near the visitor center and I arrived before lunchtime. Hiking the trail was so crowded! The hike wasn't relaxing as there were a ton of families hiking. There were a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kat R
Reviewed August 14, 2018

This was a really nice Visitor's Center with some nice gifts and a really interesting museum featuring a homestead house.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank victorian986
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

I was looking for a little outdoor adventure one weekend when I was a “temporary bachelor” because my wife and kids were out of town. I grabbed my trusty map, and trail app, and tried to find somewhere to go. I ran across Humpback Rock,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LLoyd B
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Humpback Rocks was my first stop when visiting the National Park. The hike to the rocks itself is just a mile, but it is very steep. The hike is great fun though, as it will require a little bit of climbing towards the end as...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank MarkusVi2
Reviewed July 26, 2018

Located at milepost 6 on the northern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Humpback Rocks Visitors Canter and Mountain Farm was an excellent orientation to domestic life on a mountain farm in the 1890's. There was an informative park ranger at the log cabin...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank KLE2013
Reviewed June 25, 2018

The farm is wonderful, and my kids always love visiting it. They love seeing the house and all of the other buildings, along with the garden. It's really great when there are actors/workers at the site explaining things. Last summer we also climbed Humpback Rock....More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank _marychampagne111
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Not for the weak of heart - quite a vertical climb in parts. This was our second hike of the day and I may have been a bit cocky when I read the sign saying it was only .8 miles to the rocks. You basically...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank adr1971
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

It took us about 2 hours which included a few breaks to do the humpback rock loop. Good workout. First .8 of a mile is very strenuous, pretty much straight up. Great view from the rocks. Took the 2.7 mile loop back which was pretty...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Landis G
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Response from _marychampagne111 | Reviewed this property |
My daughter was 8 years old when we climbed last year. She did fine, much better than me! I was huffing and puffing and had to pause to rest, but she and her older sister practically ran to the top. We had a great time!
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Response from eglsnst00 | Reviewed this property |
I hiked the rocks for years. Part of my packing list was always a small air horn to discourage wild animals from approaching. As an avid outdoorsman and retired infantry soldier, cats tend to hunt at different times... More