Hiking (Day Hikes) Hiking (Day Hikes)


  • Oct 24
  • 09:00:00
  • Free Trolley Bus Stop On J.P.A. Nearest Maury Ave


  • Oct 24
  • 18:00:00
  • Spyrock


  • Oct 22
  • 23:59:00


  • $0.00


GOT A CAR, WANT TO JOIN IN even though it’s past deadline? Please call Matt at 434-465-8733. Thanks!

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Community hike with local Sierra Club.

Spy Rock is my #1 favorite mountain-top viewpoint within an easy drive of Charlottesville. Add in getting to see multiple waterfalls (Crabtree Falls) and getting to chomp on some wild crabapples — all during ~peak fall colors — should make for a pretty epic hike.

8.6 miles
~1500 feet elevation gain
The most relaxed-pace hiker (the caboose) will carry one walkie-talkie while hiking at minimum pace 3 out of 5; I’ll carry the other one while hiking at pace 4 (out of 5). Those of you who have hiked with me before: same pace.

This adventure starts out with everyone waitlisted, and then as drivers sign up, folks will get off the wait list. The last two times I posted hikes that had ~40 people wanting in, ultimately, between drivers in and droppers out, everyone ended up getting into that first hike and all but three got into that second hike. Please keep this in mind if you consider making alternative plans.

WITHDRAW/CANCEL-PARTICIPATION DEADLINE is the same as the posted signup deadline for every club adventure unless otherwise noted. If you are on the wait list and make other plans, please withdraw ONLINE (otherwise if you get off the wait list last-minute and don’t show up, and someone else could have gone in your spot, that’s a problem).

Drivers needed and greatly appreciated (~116 miles total). Drivers please arrive with completely full tank of gas; you’ll score a filled-up tank up on return plus a 30% TIP. The more drivers, the bigger we can grow the size of this trip to let in any waitlistees. Thanks!

Wear non-cotton clothes, and pack: __ breakfast in-stomach or in-hand, __ multiple layers of clothes to put on / peel off as needed, __ 2-3 L water, __ lunch, __ snacks, __ meds, __ extra corrective lenses if applicable, __ rain gear, __ whistle, __ flashlight / headlamp, __ hike poles? __ camera? __ sunscreen? __ sun glasses? __ bug spray? __ t.p. & baggie? __ 6-foot leash, water and food if bringing doggie.
Everyone will be required to sign a liability waiver.

Meeting / departure location is: on Jefferson Park Avenue (JPA) at the Free Trolley bus stop just before that bus turns right onto Maury Avenue. If you’re on JPA facing Fry’s Spring Station restaurant (which is on the NE corner of JPA and Maury), we’re meeting at the bus stop / grassy area that’s on JPA to the right of that restaurant.

This trip’s leader is a Wilderness EMT and Geo Medic, is the instructor of the Wilderness First Aid & CPR courses posted in the club, and will be happy to help anyone in need.

~ father shred




Trips Attended: 170 Trips Led: 138

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