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Distance:
1.2 Miles / 1.9 km
Type:
Loop
Difficulty:
Moderate
Time to Hike:
~36 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Shenandoah National Park
Town:
Crozet, Virginia
Directions:
38.222576, -78.733135
Added:
April 29, 2017
Updated:
January 23, 2021
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250 '

Total Change
272 '

Ascent
222 '

Descent

The Blackrock Summit Trail at Shenandoah National Park in Crozet, Virginia is an easy 1.2 mile loop hike that leads out to Blackrock Summit and features stunning views of the Shenandoah mountain range.

The trail starts off along the Appalachian Trail (white blazes) to the summit, which is only about 0.5 - 0.6 miles one-way. The summit gives you an almost-360 degree view of the southern Shenandoah area and a large rock scramble to climb if you want to take in panoramic views.

Continue on the trail and take a left at the sign post just beyond the summit area to return to the parking lot. The final hike out follows the blue blaze trail (Trayfoot Mountain Trail).

Pets
Dogs are allowed if leashed and their waste must be carried out by the hiker.

Camping
Camping is allowed on this trail - there were small areas along the Appalachian Trail along this route where thru-hikers can setup camp.

Difficulty
This hike should be considered easy to moderate, at worst.

Explore 3 trails near Crozet, VA
  1. Parking

    38.222576, -78.733135
  2. Main Trailhead

    38.222962, -78.733375
  3. View / Overlook / Vista

    38.220062, -78.739942
    View / Overlook / Vista
  4. View / Overlook / Vista

    38.220174, -78.740074
    View / Overlook / Vista
  5. View from the top of Blackrock Summit

    38.219836, -78.740247
    View from the top of Blackrock Summit
  6. Left-hand turn leads back to parking

    38.21932, -78.739422
    Left-hand turn leads back to parking
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Hazards

Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)
Rockfalls / Ledges / or Scrambles

Season

Spring

Blaze Color

White

Photo Albums

2 Trip Reports

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1.2 miles / 1.9 km
Trail added
April 29, 2017
Hiked on
April 29, 2017
Updated on
January 23, 2021
1.2 miles / 1.9 km
April 30, 2017
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