Hiking (Day Hikes) Hiking (Day Hikes)


  • Nov 12
  • 06:00:00
  • Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door


  • Nov 12
  • 13:00:00
  • Hawksbill Mountain


  • Nov 11
  • 18:00:00


  • $0.00


Get high with me (on Hawksbill Mountain)
Upper Hawksbill Trail, Luray, VA 22835 (~2 hour drive one-way)

The Upper Hawksbill Trail is a moderate 2.2 mile route to the summit of Hawksbill- the highest point in Shenandoah National Park, and back (~1.5 hour total duration). You can expect plenty of wildlife/bird watching/woods/VIEWS<3. The trail begins at the Upper Hawksbill parking area at milepost 46.7 and leads up to the summit. The views from the summit are well worth the hike, and include commanding views of Betty's Rock to the northeast, Old Rag Mountain to the east, and the Shenandoah Valley to the west. Trail map PDF: https://www.nps.gov/shen/upload/Upper-Hawksbill.pdf Additional info: http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/virginia/upper-hawksbill-trail Live mountain view webcam: https://www.nps.gov/shen/learn/photosmultimedia/view_webcam.htm Tentative Schedule: 9:00-9:15 AM: Meet at Echols 9:15-11:15 AM: Drive out to Hawksbill Mountain 11:15 AM-12:00 PM: Hike up 12:00-12:35ish PM: Eat lunch & enjoy the view 12:35-1:30 PM: Hike down 1:30-3:30 PM: Drive back to UVa What to bring: -plenty of water -comfortable shoes -lunch/snacks -layers of warm clothing (gloves, ear warmers, a blanket- I won’t judge. IT WILL BE NIPPY) -emergency funds for spontaneous fast food stops DRIVERS NEEDED! Drivers get priority. Everyone will be wait listed until we have enough drivers.




Trips Attended: 15 Trips Led: 1

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