Buzzard Rocks Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,304' 398 m
Descent: -246' -75 m
High: 1,997' 609 m
Low: 693' 211 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)
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“This trail has some burly moves and great views along a razors-edge singletrack.”— Barry Croker
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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Land Manager: USFS - George Washington & Jefferson National Forests