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Distance:
5.1 Miles / 8.2 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Strenuous
Time to Hike:
2 hours, ~33 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Town:
Bluemont, Virginia
Directions:
39.116532, -77.852537
Added:
March 13, 2024
Updated:
March 18, 2024
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425 '

Total Change
1,671 '

Ascent
1,661 '

Descent

Raven Rocks via Appalachian Trail is a strenuous 5.1-mile out-and-back hike that features stunning views from Raven Rocks.

The view from Raven Rocks is one of the best in the area. At a total distance of 5.1 miles there are three strenuous ascents on this out and back hike. Raven Rocks is also a popular area with rock climbers, as the wall can be accessed by a road 0.4 miles from the east. Make sure to wear good footwear. A hiking stick or poles are also recommended.

Trails
This hike follows two named trails along the same exact route: Raven Rocks Trail, Appalachian Trail (white blazes).

Parking
Hikers will find parking along the east side of Pine Grove Road in Bluemont, VA.

Pets
Dogs are allowed only if leashed and must be cleaned up after.

Camping & Backpacking
Backpacking and camping is permitted along the Appalachian Trail. Along this hike is a campsite, located around mile 2. The campsite sits along Raven Rocks Hollow which features a nearby creek to filter water from.

Explore 2 trails near Bluemont, VA
  1. Parking

    39.116532, -77.852537
  2. Main Trailhead

    39.116362, -77.852034
  3. WV/VA state line

    39.140328, -77.840103
    WV/VA state line
  4. Campsite

    39.136856, -77.842231
    Campsite
  5. Raven Rocks

    39.139317, -77.837861
    Raven Rocks
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Hazards

Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)
Snakes
Poison Ivy/Oak

Seasons

All

Blaze Color

White

Photo Albums

1 Trip Report

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5.1 miles / 8.2 km
Trail added
March 13, 2024
Hiked on
March 13, 2024
Updated on
March 18, 2024

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