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Buzzard Rocks Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.2 (15)

This trail has some burly moves and great views along a razors-edge singletrack.


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Map Key

3.9

Miles

6.2

KM

Point to Point

1,997' 609 m

High

693' 211 m

Low

1,304' 398 m

Up

246' 75 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Unknown

Description

The Buzzard Rock trail runs along the northern-most tip of the eastern Massanutten ridge. The trail begins at a small parking lot off SR 619, just south of the fish hatchery. Note that this is a popular trail and the small lot often fills by mid-day on summer weekends.

From the parking lot, the trail climbs gradually upwards to the northern-most point, then turns south again more steeply up along the center of the ridge. Along the ridge, the trail becomes very narrow and rocky, with many difficult sections.

The ridge is primarily uphill heading south, finally leveling out near the summit, before a slight descent to the intersection with the Massanutten Trail.

Most people who hike Buzzard Rock Trail do so from the south end after climbing up Shawl Gap. In this direction, most of the rough rock sections are downhill.

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Shared By:

Barry Croker

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 15 votes

#2

in Strasburg

#5873

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#2

in Strasburg

#154

in Virginia

#5,873

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jagged rocks along the ridge
Sep 20, 2019 near Strasburg, VA

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Mar 27, 2021
Will Heinle
Hiked to High Peak and back. 8mi — 4h 00m
Mar 31, 2020
Clare Twilde
Mar 13, 2020
Kristen May
Strenuous for sure.
Feb 3, 2020
Chance Johns
on the way to the buzzard rocks climbing area.
Jan 23, 2020
Dillon McGraw
Been here a bunch
Oct 6, 2019
JK161 k161
5mi
Sep 18, 2019
Samuel Herbig
Jun 22, 2019
Terry Colberg
Hiked to Buzzard Rocks and turned back. 2mi — 15h 30m