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Tallest peak in Shenandoah National Park

If you are in good physical condition and you enjoy hiking up tall mountains and taking pictures of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Taylor B
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Chicago, Illinois
Great hike which is pretty easy

Did this hike with my family, all of us are pretty fit and able so it wasn't too challenging, gets... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Louis W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Louis W
Reviewed 7 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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Reviewed 10 June 2018

We were traveling up the highway debating whether the incoming rain would make paying to enter Shenandoah park entry not worth the cost. We paid; we hiked Hawksbill. We watched the clouds and rain roll in from the distance. We hurriedly hiked back to the...More

1  Thank sparrish5
Reviewed 28 May 2018

It's a short hike, but it has amazing views once you get to the top! Watching the falcons dive is such a treat.

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

We took the lower trail to the lookout, the hike was uphill the whole way, but not too strenuous (our 3 boys ages 9, 7, and 3 made it just fine), after taking a couple of rests. Once there, the views were spectacular. Well worth...More

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