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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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 depending on weather and region but mostly times of limited visibility. Know what is in the area where your hiking and prepare accordingly. Don't let a freak accident discourage you from hiking the mountains at all times of the day.