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Lower Hawksbill Trail

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 3.4 (8)

One of several routes to Hawksbill Summit.


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Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.1

KM

51%

Runnable

4,035' 1,230 m

High

3,404' 1,037 m

Low

631' 192 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

17%

Avg Grade (10°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail is the steepest and most direct route to Hawksbill summit. From the parking area on Skyline Drive, north of the peak, the trail follows a wide rocky path directly up the east face of the mountain to the Hawksbill Trail/Byrds Nest #2 Road, just below the summit.

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  3.4 from 8 votes

#23048

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  3.4 from 8 votes
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#580

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#23,048

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Photos

View from Hawksbill Peak
Jun 3, 2022 near Stanley, VA
View from the trail.
Jun 3, 2022 near Stanley, VA
Views from the summit of Mt. Hawksbill.
Dec 10, 2015 near Stanley, VA
Panoramic from the top of Hawksbill Mtn.
Mar 13, 2016 near Stanley, VA
The observation platform on Hawksbill Mountain, the highest point in Shenandoah National Park, elevation 4,050 feet.
Apr 2, 2016 near Stanley, VA
Hawksbill Summit looking north.
Jun 1, 2016 near Stanley, VA

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