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Upper Hawksbill Trail

Intermediate

Trail

0.7 mile 1.1 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 226' 69 m
Descent: -28' -8 m
High: 3,870' 1,180 m
Low: 3,644' 1,111 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by Larry W. Brown

A gentle ascent leading from the Upper Hawksbill trailhead to the Hawksbill Trail/Byrds Nest #2 Road

Larry W. Brown

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Family Friendly This mild trail is a great way for visitors of all ages to reach the summit of Hawksbill.

Description

From the Upper Hawksbill parking area, located at mile 46.7 along the Skyline Drive, the trail goes into the woods from the bulletin board. After a short steep stretch you have a steady, easy climb through a young oak forest. Two-thirds of a mile from the start, the trail dead-ends and intersects with a fire road (the Hawksbill Trail/Byrds Nest #2 Road).

Thanks to Larry W. Brown, for sharing this description. If you’re interested in learning more details about great hikes, weather, camping / lodging, wildlife, and scenic drives, check out the comprehensive Guide to Shenandoah National Park.

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Jul 7, 2019
Vince Bomm
1.5mi
Jun 23, 2019
Meg Lane
Aug 11, 2018
Lauren Sully
Bit of an elevation change but the view is awesome. Highest point in the park.
Apr 4, 2018
Millicent Pyka
Mar 5, 2017
Chris McCloud
Did Hawksbill vicinity as part of loop on all Hawksbill trails (AT-Salamander-Upper Hawksbill-Lower Hawksbill)
Mar 5, 2017
Chris McCloud
Did Hawksbill vicinity as part of loop on all Hawksbill trails (AT-Salamander-Upper & Lower Hawksbill).
Nov 5, 2016
Jessie Barford
Sep 17, 2016
Amanda Poehlsen
2mi

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Trail Intersection:  Upper Hawksbill Trail and Hawksbill Fire Road.
Sep 23, 2016 near Stanley, VA
Trailhead to the Upper Hawksbill Trail.
Apr 2, 2016 near Stanley, VA

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