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Highest Point in Shenandoah

Hawksbill Mountain, at 4050 feet above sea level, is the highest point in Shenandoah. There are a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
jmpncsu
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Beautiful views and challenging hike

This is a great hike — somewhat challenging with an incredible view at the top of the mountain. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Helen M
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Roswell, Georgia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Hawksbill Mountain, at 4050 feet above sea level, is the highest point in Shenandoah. There are a couple different ways to reach the summit. We hiked the Upper Hawksbill Trail, which is probably the easiest route. Starting from the Upper Hawksbill Trailhead at milepost 47...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great hike — somewhat challenging with an incredible view at the top of the mountain. We took the extra side trip to the Rock Creek (Springs?) cabin which was really fun! There is a composting toilet at the shelter and cabin.

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great 270 degree view, especially after heavy snow. Highest point in Shenandoah National Park. A good hiking route is whiteoak canyon trail -> whiteoak fire rd -> skyland/big meadows horse trail -> lower hawksbill trail.

Thank Yuting W
Reviewed 13 August 2018

If you are in good physical condition and you enjoy hiking up tall mountains and taking pictures of spectacular landscapes, you should plan to tackle one of the trails that leads to the summit of Hawksbill Mountain in Shenandoah National Park. Located near Stanley, Virginia,...More

1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Upper Hawksbill is a less traveled narrow rocky trail with uphill and level path and a good rock scramble. The lower hawksbill is a steady uphill climb to the summit. Glad we hiked upper to lower! It took 1:40 to do the circuit.

1  Thank OnAir442032
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Did this hike with my family, all of us are pretty fit and able so it wasn't too challenging, gets quite steep near the end but it is a well laid trail. The views at the end are so worth it! Can see many of...More

2  Thank Louis W
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Loved Hawksbill summit hike. Just the right amount of challenge for families/kids. Great views and a real sense of achievement.

1  Thank c3erge
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Just like many places in SNP, there are several ways to achieve the goal. the first time we came up here, my wife and I took a tough, roundtrip hike to get here. Other times, we taken the steep, direct, quicker method. On a few...More

7  Thank W S
Reviewed 18 June 2018

my husband and i and our dog are enthusiastic novices when it comes to hiking, and this walk was a challenge - but well worth the effort! we hiked early in the morning on a saturday and had the trail completely to ourselves (aside from...More

1  Thank razorbagel
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Our all most 3 year old did this hike... he did need carried a few times..... great short hike for families!

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